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Rosemary Shirley Woods

December 29, 1930 ~ October 28, 2021 (age 90)


Rosemary Shirley Woods, 90, of Urbana passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital.

There will be a visitation on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Savoy, IL from 10 – 11am.

After the visitation there will be a funeral service at the church at 11am. There will be a procession to Antioch Cemetery in Hugo, IL following the funeral service.

Due to COVID-19 risk factors all guest must wear a mask. Thank you.

Rosemary was born on December 29, 1930, in Hugo, IL to parents William F. and Lydia (Kearns) Albin. The youngest of nine children, Rosemary grew up in Hugo and graduated High School in Villa Grove, IL. Before she met her husband, she was a beautician and continued to do hair for close family and friends. She married her husband George Woods on March 18, 1951, at the 1st United Methodist Church in Urbana, IL. Rosemary became a full-time homemaker raising her daughter Bev and being involved in all her activities. She became a member at the 1st Baptist Church in Savoy. There she became a deaconess and a member of the Dorcas Circle women’s group where she made quilts and served the community. In her free time Rosemary loved to sew and make quilts for her grandkids. After George retired, they enjoyed winter trips to Florida and golfing together. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by her friends and loved ones.

Rosemary is survived by her daughter Beverly (Dan) Dingler of AL; grandchildren Caroline (Robert) Racicot of GA, John (Crystal) Dingler of GA, and Amanda (Chris) Wade of AL; great grandchildren Jillian Racicot, Sarah Racicot, Jacob Dingler, Luke Dingler, Caleb Dingler, Jackson Wade, and Chandler Wade; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Glenn Albin, Charles Albin, Robert Albin, Max Albin, and Howard Albin; sisters Inez Helm, Ruth Bantz, and Nina Hart; and granddaughter Jill Renee Dingler.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to The Alzheimer’s association and/or the First Baptist Church in Savoy, IL.

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