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     Frankie May Woody, age 90, of Lamar, passed away Friday, August 13, 2010 at Barton County Memorial Hospital.


     Frankie was born July 11, 1920, at Milo, Missouri, to Frank and May (Slates) Carter.  On December 30, 1936, at Nevada, Missouri, she married Lue Hobert Woody and they had celebrated 32 years together before his death on February 24, 1969.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Schuholm and June Rhine.


     Frankie and Hobert owned and operated the Montevallo Grocery Store for 15 years before moving to Lamar in 1960.  Frankie also worked as a seamstress at Nelly-Don Junior House from 1958 until retiring in 1982. With a great work ethic, positive attitude and out-going personality, Frankie contributed much to her community and enjoyed life regardless of circumstance.  She was a wonderful homemaker who showed generous hospitality to friends, family, and even the stray animals fortunate enough to find their way to her doorstep.  She volunteered at Good Samaritan and will be remembered by many for her warm smile and kind touch.


     Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim & Dorthy Woody of Spring, Texas; a daughter, Lue Straub of Overland Park, Kansas; her twin sister, Francis Wood of Springfield; her dear friend and “pseudo-sister” Jo Mixon of Lamar; four grandchildren, James Woody II, Regina Crain, Sterling Straub, and Ingrid Chun; eight great-grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas, Coy, Reanna, Leilani, Annika, Isa, and Ella; and a great-great-granddaughter, Mabry.


     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 21st at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until service time.  Burial will be in Newton Burial Park in Nevada.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#7 lamar, mo.vickie clark 2010-08-20 17:14
I am so sorry to hear about Frankie. I have went to many of her garage sales and would always find a bargain. She always wore a big smile and I was always greeted with a hello. I will miss her and her garage sales.
#6 Harrisonville, MOKaren Rawlins 2010-08-20 13:57
"Aunt Doodle" as she was known to us, will be remembered for her beautiful, spunky personality and her and Francis's yearly garage sales. She will be missed by many. Condolences to the family.
#5 Kansas CityDavid Welch 2010-08-19 11:00
My name is David Welch; I am a work-colleague of Lue Straub (Frankie
#4 Lamar, MOAlan and Lynnette Watson 2010-08-19 06:46
We are so sorry for your loss. Frankie was a wonderful woman and my Mom's best friend. Our daughter Meghan and Jo spent many a Saturday night at Frankie's house playing with the cats and doing puzzles. Frankie will be missed by all of us.
#3 iantha moterri braker locke 2010-08-16 21:22
Frankie was such a kind woman. very proud of her grandchildren. my mom and Frankie worked together many years at Nelly Dons. Sterling and Ingrid I would babysit you when you visited your grandmother. We would go to Hortons Dime store and shop. She would make sure and tell me what you had been doing when I would run into her somewhere. She will be missed. I know you have many precious memories that will make this hard time better.
#2 Lamar, MoJanet Cohu Sitton 2010-08-16 16:04
I have only great memories of Frankie. When I was Blood Program Chairman, I knew she would be a volunteer and with a great attitude and smile! Lamar is dimmer without her. She will be missed.
#1 Paula Fellows-Matherly 2010-08-16 14:48
Lou, Jim, Dorothy, and Family
Frankie was the sweetest person the Lord put on this earth. I can remember when they had the store at Montevallo and they were the nicest people. She will be greatly missed by all. We will miss her at our Saturday morning breakfast in Sheldon. She always drove from Lamar and only missed when the weather was bad. She has been my friend for 58 years and I will miss her greatly. The family is in my prayers. Love to all, Paula

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