FARMINGTON - Edna Belken Woodward, 91, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 10, 2004, at the Farmington Presbyterian Manor Nursing Home.
Born Dec. 12, 1912, in Libertyville, daughter of the late Sen. Charles John Belken and Jane "Jennie" Sonderman Belken, she was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Farmington. She was a former member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston, where she had served on the Altar Sodality and was a member of the Legion of Mary. On Dec. 3, 1936, in Fredericktown, she married Clarence E. "Woody" Woodward who preceded her in death in 1980.
Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Mary Beth Woodward of Atlanta, Ga., Ken and Linda Woodward of Kansas City and Jim and Pam Woodward of Ste. Genevieve; two daughters, Sue Cywinski and Joan Walton of Chicago; one sister, Kathryn Miller of St. Louis; and 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were one daughter, Ann Sushinski; one brother, Charles Belken; and five sisters, Mary Morgan, Sister Ursula Marie Belken OSB, Josephine "Jo" Boyd, Lucille Koppeis and Maxine Strong.
A visitation is scheduled for Thursday at the Taylor Funeral Home in Farmington.
Visitation will continue at 11 a.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Monsignor Stephen Schneider officiating, assisted by deacon Mike Burch.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
may be sent to the
Good Samaritan Fund
c/o Farmington Presbyterian Manor
500 Cayce St.
Farmington, MO 63640