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October 23, 2013

Mildred C. Woodrow

Mildred C. Woodrow

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Mildred C. Woodrow, 97, of Union Street, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2013, in Valley Health Services, Inc., Herkimer.

She was born on April 5, 1916, daughter of the late Willis and Harriett Bunn Jackson.

Mildred was raised and educated in Hartwick and went on to graduate from Milford High School.

On April 17, 1937, she was united in marriage with Robert William Woodrow. They first made their home in Albany where for a short time she worked for the Montgomery Ward Store. They then came back to this area living in Garrattsville until 1988, when they moved to Richfield Springs.

Mr. Woodrow preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 2002.

Mrs. Woodrow had a strong faith in God and led a devoted Presbyterian life. First as a member of the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school and the Church of Christ Uniting Church in Richfield Springs.

While living in Garrattsville Mildred was a member of the Garrattsville Emergency Squad.

To all who knew her she will be remembered as a loving, caring and helpful lady who was happiest when she was surrounded by her many friends and family especially her cherished grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her son, Robert Woodrow of Richfield Springs; four grandchildren, Robert Joseph Woodrow and his wife, Carrie Tome of Richfield Springs, Jane Smith and her husband, Chance of North Carolina, Emily Thorpe and her husband, Nick of Oregon, Peter Woodrow of Richfield Springs; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Laura Neighbor of Pulaski; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents and husband, Robert; she was predeceased by two sisters, Isabelle Cole and Patricia Seiferth.

Calling hours for Mrs. Woodrow will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday morning in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James St., Richfield Springs. A funeral service will take place in the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Doctor Mark Ioset, pastor of the Church of Christ Uniting, Richfield Springs, officiating. Interment will follow in Butternut Valley Cemetery, Garrattsville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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