Ron Woodward, 67, of Hull, Ill., passed away at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019, at his home.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the Akers Chapel Cemetery in rural Hull, Ill. Mr. Phillip Bellovich will officiate.
Friends and family are invited to Ron’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.
Ron was born on Jan. 29, 1952, in Quincy, Ill., to Paul and Bernice Erke Woodward.
He was married to Becky Norman on June 17, 1972, at the First Christian Church in Hannibal.
She survives. Together they enjoyed almost 47 years of marriage.
Other survivors include his daughter, Deanna Koeller (Travis Wolfmeyer) of Hull, Ill.; one brother, Randal Woodward of the state of Florida; and four grandchildren, Hannah Koeller, Alyssa Koeller, Aidan Koeller and Max Koeller. Also surviving are one nephew, Randal Woodward II (Guyla); and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents.
Ron was a longtime farmer in Pike County, Ill.
Ron loved to be at home and simply enjoy the outdoors. He would spend hours tinkering in his shop in the garage. Ron was a trustee for over 35 years with the Akers Chapel Cemetery, while also serving as treasurer for many years. Trap shooting with friends, watching old westerns and spending time with his grandchildren were some of Ron’s favorites.
A generous and honest man with a good heart, Ron loved his family. Sometimes stubborn, Ron was always kind and worked hard to provide for his family. He loved the moments he spent at home with his family most.
Ron was a Christian by faith.
Pallbearers will be Randal Woodward, Randal Woodward II, Aidan Koeller, Max Koeller, Travis Wolfmeyer and Dawson Conkright.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Akers Chapel Cemetery Association.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneral.com