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Florence M. Woodward

Dan McClelland

Florence M. Woodward

Funeral services for Florence M. Woodward, age 93, of the East Road, Heuvelton were held at 11a.m. on Tuesday (Feb 28, 2017) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home, with Lay Speaker Margaret Hance officiating.  Entombment will follow at Foxwood Memorial Park.
Calling hours were held on Monday from 2 to 4p.m. and6 to 8p.m. at the funeral home.  Mrs. Woodward passed away on Thursday Feb 23, 2017 surrounding by her loving family.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas (Lisa) Woodward of Heuvelton and Robert (Renee’) Woodward of Hurley N.Y.; two daughters, Janis Woodward of Heuvelton, Jane (Sam) Chapman of Holden MO; a sister Lucy Dukett of Saranac Lake; a brother Norman Wilson of Port Henry; son-in-law Ron Khroon of Glens Falls; a sister-in-law Irma Woodward of Gouverneur; grandchildren Tammy Staples, David Woodward, Caellum Woodward, Jillian (Brad) Coelho and Heidi Ostrander; great-grandchildren Devin Woodward, Tec Sgt. Justin Taylor USAF and Andrea Thompson, Jessica Taylor and Wes Schofell, Joshua Woodward, Olivia Coelho, David and Ashley Ostrander, Ethan Burwell and Karle and Kayle McCormick. three great, great grandchildren and one expected around September: Kaydence Ashley, Kendall Schofell, and Evelyn Schofell;  several special nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, John, and two sons, John J. (Jack) and William, two sisters Lillian Johnson and Gladys Simpson and four brothers, Walter, Wilbur, Clarence and Lloyd Wilson.
Florence was born on October 20, 1923 in Huntington, Quebec, a daughter of the late Ernest and Clara (Vondell) Wilson.  She graduated from Canton High School and later married John J. Woodward Sr.  
During her career she waitressed, worked at Aiello’s Cheese for nine years, babysat many children, and then began her antique business in 1980 which she has operated until recently.
Florence became a naturalized United State citizen, and was very proud of that.
She was a member of St. Lawrence County Antiques Association, Heuvelton Historical Association, DePeyster Methodist Church and former Den Mother for Pack 9.  She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, dancing, going to Florida, antiquing watching the RFD Channel, meeting new people and spending time with her family.  
Memorial contributions can be made to the DePeyster Methodist Church or St. Lawrence County Hospice.  Condolences can also be shared online at