Funeral Services for Erma Louise Woods, 93, Alton, Missouri, will be 2:00pm Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Thayer, Missouri.
She was born the daughter of the late Adolf Ostrom and Rose Doris Wagner Ostrom, on November 13, 1925 in Presho, South Dakota and died November 6, 2019 in Thayer, Missouri.
She was united in marriage June 30, 1946 in West Plains, Missouri to Charles C. Woods.
She is survived by two children, Phyllis Ballard and husband, Ronald, of Alton, Missouri, Jerry Woods and wife Jeanie, of Abilene, Texas; one daughter in law, Carol Woods, of Alton, Missouri; one sister, Linda Holman of Trumann, Arkansas; ten grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and thirteen great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Adolf and Rose Ostrom; two sons, Leslie Woods and Dale Woods; two sisters, Vida Ostrom and Betty Stark; two brothers, Robert Ostrom and William Ostrom and three grandchildren.
She was a farmer’s wife and labored hours on end at her chores at the family farm which she loved. Many people were the recipient of her cards which she sent with the same love. She was an avid rock collector and enjoyed the BB volunteer fire department exercise group. She was a member of the Riverton Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The body will lie in state starting Friday.
Burial will be in Lance Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., Thayer.