BOYD E. WOODS
Boyd E. Woods, age 89, of Kahoka, MO, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL..
Boyd was born May 3, 1931 in Queen City, MO, a son of William and Allie Atkinson Woods.
In March of 1947 he was united in marriage to Charlotte Harness.
They later divorced and on June 15, 1975, he married Patty Kerr Harness in Anson, MO.
Survivors include his wife, Patty, of Kahoka; four children: Danny (Nancy) Woods of Walnut Shade, MO, Kathy Saltzgaver of Bonaparte, IA, Dennis (Maria) Woods of Springfield, MO and Kimmi Hardy of Mitchellville, IA; extended family: Randy (Joyce) Harness of Columbus, TN, Kent (Vickie) Harness of Revere and Ronda (Mike) York of Kahoka; eighteen grandchildren: Leigh Woods of Branson, Carla (Jeff) Wilson of Waukee, IA, Kelly (Kris) Schmidt of Des Moines, Donnie (Jen) Moline of Twin Lakes, WI, Clinton (Angie) Woods of Hollister, MO, Evan (Kolbi) Woods of Ozark, MO, Kara (Jeremy) Thornton of Des Moines, Wyatt (Jamie) Drummond of Indianapolis, Jamie Kaiser of Des Moines, Diane (Darrell) Baker of Murfreesboro, TN, Matthew (Amanda) Harness and Ben (Melanie) Harness all of Columbia, TN;
Bekki (Jon) Lowrance of Nashville, TN, Daniel (Tanya) Harness, Lindy (John) Harmon and Heather (Brad) Nelson all of Revere, Hilary (Chance) Hedrick of Kahoka, and, Joe (Stacy) York of Monte Vista, CO; forty-nine great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Ila Mae Threet of Lebanon, MO, Sherrill Woods of Burlington, Nina Woods of Fort Madison, Charlotte Kerr of Revere and Iris Kerr of Farmington; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law Mike Saltzgaver; four brothers: Fred, Emerson, Pearl and Jack Woods; a sister, Wilma Hubbard; in-laws Forest and Beatrice Kerr; brothers-in-law, Wilber Hubbard and Hollis, Hillis and Stuart Kerr; and sisters-in-law, Jen Woods and Joan Kerr.
In his early years Boyd was a farmer and did carpenter, plumbing and electrical work.
Boyd continued farming until he and Patty went into partnership at Lee’s Motel and Restaurant in Donnellson, IA, with Boyd’s brother Pearl and Patty’s sister Ila Mae.
In 1982 they purchased a restaurant in Kahoka, MO which became known as Woods Restaurant, retiring in 1993.
That same year they purchased a farm in Chambersburg, MO and restored and remodeled the old brick house where Patty was born.
They hosted many reunions and family gatherings along with many tours of the home.
Boyd was interested in providing recreation for the youth of Clark County.
He and some of his friends formed a committee known as C.A.R.E (County Association for Recreation and Entertainment).
The Roller Skating Rink was built as well as a community building on the same site.
Both are still used very frequently today.
In 2008, Boyd and Patty moved to Kahoka to live out their golden years.
Boyd was a faithful and active member of the Anson Community Church.
He was a Charter member of the Kahoka Lion’s Club and in 2014 received the highest honor, the “Melvin Jones Fellow Award” for outstanding community service, along with many other awards.
Boyd was an avid wood worker, building doll houses, little barns, furniture, checker boards and many baby rattles and rolling pins for little ones and many other items for family and friends.
He built a replica of their home at Chambersburg which is on display in the museum in Kahoka and also a replica of the old Clark County Courthouse which is on display in the new Clark County Courthouse today.
His building didn’t stop there as he served as project manager, helping build five Habitat for Humanity homes.
For years he and Patty hauled a little train around the tri-state area for the riding enjoyment of many, many “children”..
Boyd was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather.
His happiest times were family gatherings and helping others out in any way.
Boyd and Patty spoke of their extended family as one big family.
He enjoyed playing checkers and very seldom lost a game (except with his great-grandchildren).
Recently he had spent a lot of time playing Solitaire.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating.
Eulogist, Kevin Gregory.
Special music was “Stroll Over Heaven” and “In the Garden”.
Honorary pallbearers were Roger Holland, Kevin Gregory, Gene Yates, Dewey Frey, Donnie Wagers, Mike Fogleson, Charlie Allen and Lee Bartels.
Pallbearers were Clinton Woods, Evan Woods, Donnie Moline, Wyatt Drummond, Jamie Drummond, Matt Harness, Ben Harness and Daniel Harness.
Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.
Friends could call at Wilson Funeral Home from 9 until 5 on Friday.
Visitation was held Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until services at 10:30 a.m.
Memorials are suggested to C.A.R.E. or Anson Community Church.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.