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Richard Woodward


Richard Phillip Woodward, 98, Iola, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Allen County Hospital.
Phil was born Feb. 12, 1914. On April 1, 1942, he married Nola Shannon Smith and they made their home in Iola. He farmed before going to work in the oil fields. He worked for Boyer Oil Co., for more than 40 years. Mrs. Woodward preceded him in death on Oct. 23, 2002.
He is survived by a daughter, Sharon Brooks of Iola; a son, Arthur Smith and wife Ruby of Lockport, Ill.; four grandchildren, Russell Peres and wife, Tina, Michael Peres and wife, Michelle, Brian Smith and Roger Smith; two great-grandchildren, Zachery and Alexandrea Peres; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant great-grandchild, Emma Nicole Peres, two brothers and three sisters.
Family and friends will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel before leaving for graveside services in Highland Cemetery at 2 o’clock.
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola is in charge of arrangements.
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