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Frances “Joanne” Woodworth, 84, of Quincy, IL, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, with her family by her side at North Adams Nursing Home, Mendon, IL, after a courageous 11-month battle with cancer.
Joanne was born on May 23, 1931, in Quincy, IL and was a daughter of the late George and Dora “Dot” Frances McArthur Tenvorde, Jr. of Mendon, IL. She was married June 8, 1949, in Canton, MO, to Marshall E. Woodworth, who survives. She graduated from Unity High School in 1949 which was the first graduating class after the consolidation. She was a former employee at several area banks, and currently a part-time real estate broker for John H. O’Brien Realtors. She was a member of Altrusa Club of Quincy, Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary, Daughters of the Nile, and a Quincy Shrine Club Lady. She was also a former 12-year Member of the Unit #4 Foundation raising funds for the school district as she believed everyone should support education.
Also, surviving are: daughter, Rebecca “Becky” J. (Mark) Smith of Pittsfield, IL; nephew, Mike Miller of Huron, SD; two great nephews, Chris (Janelle) and Kevin (Denise) Miller, both of Watertown, SD; two great-great nephews, Derek and Connor Miller of Watertown, SD.
Preceding her in death were: a stillborn son, David Woodworth; an infant brother, George Harold Tenvorde; two sisters and brothers-in law, Helen (Jim) Coyne, Lois E. (Ray) Miller and a niece-in-law, Nita Miller.
Per Joanne’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Private family services will be held later this summer.
Also, per Joanne’s wishes in lieu of food and flowers, contributions are suggested to the Joanne Woodworth Memorial, c/o Susan Farlow, Assistant Branch Manager, First Bankers Trust, 1201 Broadway St., Quincy, IL 62301.
Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Mendon, IL.
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