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Obituary for Dale B. Woodworth
DALE B. WOODWORTH, 79, of 605 Rita Court, Prophetstown, IL, died Monday, January 17, 2011 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL. Dale was born July 1, 1931 in Prophetstown, IL, to William and Florence (Spath) Woodworth. Dale attended the rural Prophetstown grade schools and graduated from Prophetstown High School. He later attended Iowa State University. Dale married Leola Koester on September 9, 1956 at the Erie United Methodist Church in Erie, IL. Dale was an active member of the Leon United Methodist Church and had been a past member of the Advent Christian Church both in Prophetstown. He was a member of the Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus and was treasurer of the Yorktown #1 Drainage District. Dale farmed in the rural Prophetstown and Lyndon areas all of his life. He also owned and operated Woodworth Sales, Inc. outside of Morrison, IL. Dale enjoyed farming, gardening, and church activities. He also loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Leola; one daughter, Diane (Tom) Jordan of Denver, CO; two sons, Greg (Cathy) Woodworth of Columbus, IN and Jeff (Jul) Woodworth of Lyndon, IL; ten grandchildren, Jacob, Jacy, Jennifer, Jessica Woodworth; Christopher, Michael, Betsy Woodworth; Maggie, Max, and Mariella Jordan; three sisters-in-law, Joyce Woodworth of Bradenton, FL; Bea Woodworth of Sherman Oaks, CA; and Louise (Arnold) Stralow of Lyndon, IL; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Leola Groves, LaVon Erickson, and in infancy, Betty Lee; three brothers, Robert, Raymond, and in infancy, Bruce.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 AM Saturday " January 22, 2011 " at the Leon United Methodist Church " Prophetstown, ILCO-OFFICIATING: Rev. Rolland Hayag " Pastor of Leon United Methodist Church " Prophetstown, IL & Rev. Jim Jensen " Associate Pastor of Gateway Faith Fellowship " Fulton, ILVISITATION 5:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, January 21, 2011 at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home, 320 Lafayette Street, Prophetstown, ILINTERMENT Leon Cemetery " Prophetstown, IL