Shirley A. (South) Woodruff

Born: Fri., Jul. 11, 1941
Died: Mon., Jun. 6, 2016


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 11, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 11, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Shirley A. Woodruff, age 74, of Oblong, IL passed away on Monday June 6, 2016 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.

Born July 11, 1941 in Sullivan, IL, she was the daughter of Lloyd Dwight South and Ila Marie (Oakley) South. On November 21, 1962 she married Karl Eugene Woodruff who preceded her in death on August 21, 2004.

Shirley worked for the Embarras River Basin Agency as a driver for meals on wheels and was a custodian for many years at the Lawrenceville Elks. She attended Tice Elementary School and Ft. Myers Sr. High in Ft. Myers, FL; attended the First Christian Church in Oblong and was a member of the Road Runners of Oblong. Shirley was an avid Elvis Fan, and also enjoyed watching hummingbirds and flower gardening. Shirley especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Karol and Lewis Igou, Baxley, GA; six grandchildren Matthew Woodruff and Samantha Tilford, Mattoon, IL; Kyle and Shelby Farlow, Urbana, IL; Ashley Woodruff and Casey Beck, Mattoon, IL; Stephen and Ashley Woodruff, Savoy, IL; Kaleb and Brittany Farlow, Oblong, IL; and Lukas Newbold, Oblong, IL; One sister Sharon Harrison, Ft. Myers, FL; daughter-in-law Kristy Woodruff, Mattoon, IL; several nieces and nephews and her beloved four legged companion “Ramey”.

Preceding Shirley in death were her parents; husband, Karl Eugene Woodruff; a son, Earnest Wayne Woodruff; one brother, Stephen South and one sister Diane McClendon.

Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. with Bro. Dee Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday June 11, 2016.

The family request in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Shirley Woodruff Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL. Envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Karen Igou-Holcomb
   Posted Tue June 07, 2016
Sending love, hugs and prayers to all of the family

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