Elizabeth J. Ferguson Ware Obituary, 2007

“TAYLORVILLE – Elizabeth J. Ware, 92, of Taylorville passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at 8:50 a.m. at Meadow Manor Nursing Home, Taylorville.

She was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Decatur, the daughter of William C. and Myrtle McAllister Ferguson. She retired from Taylorville Community Credit Union and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Taylorville, and Monday morning Bible study.

Survivors include sons, Willard E. (Eleanor) Woodward, Champaign, and Robert W. (Linda) Woodward of Taylorville; son-in-law, Bennie H. Hill, Salinas, Calif.; grandchildren, Mary B. (Russ) Niles, Ottawa, Ill., Bradley D. Woodward, Griffith, Ind., Jennifer (Brett) Weber, Bloomington, Dr. Robert T. Woodward, Champaign, Scott W. (Rachelle) Woodward, Taylorville, Andrew (Lisa) Hill, Dixon, Calif., Christina (Russ) Coillot, Sacramento, Calif., and Christopher (Danielle) Hill, Rancho Santa Marquarita, Calif.; sister-in-law, Laverne (Sonny) Bertucci, Taylorville; and brother-in-law, Bernard (Jennie) Woodward, Sun City, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Delmar Willard Woodward and Francis Ware, daughter, Judith E. Hill, four brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville.

Funeral will be Thursday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. at Shafer Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Sward officiating.

Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Decatur.

Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.”

Source:  The News-Gazette on 12/24/2007.

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