Kenneth Franklin WOODARD

Kenneth Franklin Woodard

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Kenneth Franklin Woodard, 85, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his home in Springfield.

He was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Newton, Illinois, the son of the late Frank J. and Florence Adkins Woodard. He married Janice Brackett on May 12, 1960, in Springfield.

Mr. Woodard is survived by his wife, Janice; one son, Adam Woodard of Bloomington, Illinois; two daughters, Eve (Jeffry) Healy of Plainfield, Indiana and Kahla (Andy) Zander of Springfield; four grandchildren: Aaron (Shannelle) Healy, Joshua (Angela) Healy, Laura (Jonathon) Stanfield and James Zander; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Campbell of Springfield; one brother-in-law, Harold Pfeiffer; one nephew, Roger (Melissa) Pfeiffer; and one niece, Amber (Mark) Chandler.

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Carolyn Emig and Janet Pfeiffer.

Mr. Woodard was a U.S. Marine veteran who served as a machine gunner with the 2nd Marine Division. After his discharge, Mr. Woodard was employed by the State of Illinois for 46 years. He worked for the Illinois Secretary of State's office, Dept. of Mental Health and retired from the Dept. of Children and Family Services where he was a Payroll Supervisor.

Ken, "Kenny," or "Woody," as he was know by his friends, was a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan who enjoyed gardening, cooking and mushroom hunting. He was a member of Westside Christian Church and the Navy Club Sangamon Ship 32 for 55 years where he was a past commander.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Calvary Temple Christian Center, 1730 W. Jefferson St. Springfield, IL, with burial to follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen St. Springfield, IL and one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Temple Building Fund and please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at

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