Rushville Republican

Obituaries

July 19, 2013

Morris Oakley Woods, 89

RUSHVILLE — Morris Oakley Woods, 89, of Brownsburg, passed away July 17, 2013 due to spinal problems and cancer.  He was born August 5, 1923 to Thomas Oakley and Mary Ellen Collyer Woods in Warren County, Ind.  Morris was married for thirty-two years to Marilyn H. Hardwick Woods, who survives, and he was previously married to Wilma Blaydes Woods, who passed away in 1980.

He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1941.  His life story is listed as follows:  June 1941-October 1945, US Navy at Pearl Harbor; June 1949 B.S., Purdue University; M.S., Butler University, 1963; and teacher- administrator Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis, 1949-1985.

 Morris is survived by Marilyn H. Woods, wife; two sisters and one brother, Rosemary Hooker (Robert), Josephine Granlund (James) and William Woods (Doris); and many nephews and nieces.  He is predeceased by two sisters and their husbands, Marjorie Jacobs (Raymond) and Wilma Peercy (Eugene).

 Special interests included building new homes, woodworking (grandfather clock, end tables, and dulcimer), woodcarving (angels, canes and water fowl) in his favorite walnut wood.  Fishing in Canada and traveling, mainly by Airstream, in the United States and other countries were enjoyable.  Detailed discussions with family and friends to whom he was completely loyal were his priorities.

The visitation will be from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg, with funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23.  The graveside service ceremony will be held at Moscow Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial gifts may be considered for the American Cancer Society or the Connection Pointe Christian Church of Brownsburg.

Online guestbook at www.matthewsmortuary.com

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Virgil W. Dolan, 89 Jan. 23, 1925 - April 23, 2014 Virgil W. Dolan, 89, a life time Rush County resident, passed away April 23, 2014 in Columbus. He was born Jan. 23, 1925 in Rush County to Glen and Mabel (Suter) Dolan. Virgil was a 1942 graduate of New Salem High School. He married Norma Lee Ruff

    April 24, 2014

  • 3 obit johnson 042514 pic Dennis "Zeke" Johnson, 61 Oct. 16, 1952 - April 23, 2014 Dennis “Zeke” Johnson, 61, of Connersville, died Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014, at Reid Hospital, Richmond. A Fayette County native, Dennis was born Oct. 16, 1952 to Glenn R. and Nina F. Meyers Johnson. He was a 1970 graduate of Connersville High

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 3 obit messer 042514 pic Larry Scott Messer, 74 Larry Scott Messer, 74, of Kingston, Tenn., passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at his home. Larry was a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Kingston. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donald Ray Pennington, 67 Donald Ray Pennington, 67, a former Rush County resident, passed away April 19, 2014 in Danville. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. Friends may visit one hour prior to service. Rev. Steve

    April 23, 2014

  • Russell E. Jones, 87 Oct. 13, 1926 - April 21, 2014 Russell E. Jones, 87, of Rushville, passed away April 21, 2014 in Rushville. He was born Oct. 13, 1926 in Franklin County to Roscoe and Bessie M. (Hedrick) Jones. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Orange Cemetery.

    April 23, 2014

  • 3 obit cox 042214 pic Marvin Cox, 67 June 9, 1946 - April 19, 2014 Marvin Cox, 67, of Rushville, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, while in the company of family members, at Morristown Manor. Marvin was born on June 9, 1946, a son of the late Carmen (Richards) and Hubert E Cox. He was the husband of Joann (Ryle

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Michael Tungate, 60 Sept. 5, 1953 - April 18, 2014 Michael Tungate, 60, a long time Rushville resident, passed away April 18, 2014 in Rushville. He was born Sept. 5, 1953 in Rushville to Elmer and Marcia (Gephart) Tungate. Mike worked for Shares, Inc. in Shelbyville for the last 20 years. He was an

    April 20, 2014

  • 3 obit maupin 042214 pic Larry Dean Maupin, 68 Jan. 31, 1946 - April 11, 2014 Larry Dean Maupin, 68, Ormond Beach, Fla., formerly of Plainfield, passed away April 11, 2014. He was born Jan. 31, 1946, to the late George W. and Lillian (Barnett) Maupin. He married Florence (Brace) Maupin on July 7 2007 and she survives. Larry wa

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Randall A. Hanley, 70 March 5, 1944 - April 16, 2014 Randall A. Hanley, 70, a longtime Rushville resident passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Mooresville. Randall was born in Lewis County, Ky., on March 5, 1944 to the late Edward Anthony and Ica Mae (McCane) Hanley. Randall worked at Schnadig Corp

    April 17, 2014

  • David Hunter Maxwell, 80 Nov. 20, 1932 - April 14, 2014 David Hunter Maxwell, 80, resident of Golden Living Center, Muncie, passed away Monday at the center. He was born in Glenellen, Ill., Nov. 20, 1932, the son of Clyde and Edna Hunter Maxwell. He was a graduate of Glenellen High School and a veteran of

    April 16, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.