Jewell Woods

Jun 7th, 1921 - Sep 27th, 2018


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Oct. 1st, 2018 11 am


Maplewood Cemetery

Mon, Oct. 1st, 2018

Jewell Woods

Jewell L. Woods, 97, of Marion, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 9:20 am at her home at Fathers Heart Ministry.

Jewell was born on June 7, 1921 in Marion to Raymond and Lovine (Mangrum) Dempsey. She married Carroll E. Woods on February 24, 1940 and together they shared over 41 years of marriage until his death on June 13, 1981.

She was a member of the Third Baptist Church in Marion, where she spent several years teaching the 10 year old girls Sunday school class and worked in the nursery which she enjoyed. She was employed at the former Burger Chef restaurant and for several years was a homemaker. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her:
Daughter – Jeannie Brookhouse (Sam) of Marion
Mark Snyder (Teresa) of Marion
Mike Snyder of Oklahoma
Marty Gilliam and fiancé Brittany Nesmith of Herrin
Great grandchildren;
Josh Argall of Michigan
Ryan and Derek Snyder of Oklahoma
Trevor and Gavin Snyder of Marion
Austin and Rayna Gilliam of Herrin
Several nieces and nephews to whom she was very close

Preceded by her Parents, Husband, Sons – Roy Dale Woods and Donnie Eugene Woods, Sister – Helen Garrett and Brothers – Charles and Bob Dempsey

The funeral service will be Monday, October 1, 2018 at 11 am at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin McNeely officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Kevin and Lori Gooch, Fathers Heart Ministry and the Hospice nurses for the loving care and support they gave them.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Fathers Heart Ministry. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.

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4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Debra Gail Dempse

    From: Lancaster, California

    Date: September 28, 2018

    Aunt Jewls i love you and you’ll always be in my heart I’ve known you all my life you are my favorite ..give daddy hugs say hello to all pinch uncle bill for me i know your at peace cause the lord has you all up there love you auntie jewls muahhh

  • Guest: Jeannie Woods Brookhouse

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 29, 2018

    I love you Mom, and miss you already

  • Guest: Renee (Bob grandaughter)

    From: Palmdale, California

    Date: September 29, 2018

    Love you aunt Jewell.Rest in peace

  • Guest: Donna Glodjo

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 30, 2018

    My deepest sympathy to Jeannie and all the family. Sweet Jewell was such a special lady to me. So many fond memories of the years she babysat my Angie and was a faithful worker in the church nursery. I deeply regret that I did not get out to see her before she passed away. Love and prayers.