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Dorothy Caroline Woodward, 91, Woodstock

Dorothy Caroline Woodward, 91, Woodstock, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Dec. 23, 1924, to Francis and Elizabeth (Schlueter) Neumann in Oak Park. 

On Nov. 4, 1947, she married Robert R. Woodward in Elmhurst. He tragically preceded her in death July 7, 1972.

She enjoyed gardening and cooking and was an avid reader. She was a very proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Taking care of her family was the most important thing in the world to her. Those who knew her will reflect that she always lived life to the fullest.

Survivors include a son, Michael (Joyce Sedam) Woodward; a son-in-law, Glenn Crandall; three grandchildren, Jaime (Christopher) Ingeman, Kimberlin (Andrew) Reinhard and Ryan Woodward; five great-grandchildren, Elysa Ingeman, Joshua Ingeman, Rachel Ingeman, Brennan Reinhard and Harrison Reinhard; a brother, William Neumann; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Kathleen Crandall; and three siblings, Elizabeth Reed, John Neumann and Francis Neumann.

A memorial gathering will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. Inurnment will be private at Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock.


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