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Erma Gene (Harris) Woods

December 1, 1930 ~ July 17, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

Erma Gene Woods, age 91, of Du Quoin, passed away at 6:50am on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at the Methodist Hospital in Gary, Indiana.

Erma was born on December 1, 1930, the daughter of James and Edna (Lored) Harris. She married Walter Woods in Du Quoin on December 2, 1961. He preceded her in death on April 27, 2000.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years- Walter Woods, son- William (Duke) Woods, grandson- Shaun Cole and granddaughter- Dionna Woods.

She was a great mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt.  She was a mentor and teacher to the entire family. Not only was she mother- she gave her family wisdom, love and understanding. She was always there. She loved to read books and articles, making many notes on what she would read. 

She leaves to cherish her memory:  Daughters- Diane (Charles) Jones of Crown Point, Indiana; Tracy (Curtis) Hicks of Gary, Indiana and Nina (Dwight) Wilmington of Du Quoin, Illinois; one dearly loved niece- Margaret Ashford of Springfield, Illinois; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. 

Family and friends are invited to gather for a time of remembrance in Erma's honor, to be filled with stories, memories, love, and laughter. The remembrance gathering will be held from 11:00am until 1:00pm on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home; 11 S. Hickory Street; Du Quoin, IL 62832. Memorial services will begin at 1:00pm at Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Dunklin officiating.  Inurnment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Du Quoin, where she will be laid to rest, next to her beloved Walter. The Spirit of Life Church (located at 720 N Hickory Street in Du Quoin) will host a funeral luncheon to follow services. 

To sign the online guest registry or leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.maxtonrosado.com or call 618-542-2020.

Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home in Du Quoin is assisting the family with final arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
August 13, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Maxton Rosado Funeral Home: Your Family Deserves Affordable Funeral Services
11 South Hickory Street
Du Quoin, IL 62832

Celebration of Life
Saturday
August 13, 2022

1:00 PM
Maxton Rosado Funeral Home: Your Family Deserves Affordable Funeral Services
11 South Hickory Street
Du Quoin, IL 62832

Graveside Service
Saturday
August 13, 2022

2:00 PM
I.O.O.F. Cemetery
North Line Street
Du Quoin, IL 62832

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