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Ernest Perle Woodard


Ernest Perle Woodard, 87, of Ft. Myers, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. at Hope Hospice House, Cape Coral, Fla.

He was born in Hancock County on Dec. 28, 1925, to the late Clarence and Carrie Druechel Woodard. He also was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

On July 18, 1953, he married the former Gladys Sebring and she survives, along with their children, Gregory Woodard of West Liberty, Douglas Woodard of Charlotte, N.C., Tamara (Fred) Johnson of Albion, Mich., and Robin Harris of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; his sisters, Margaret Ogg of Normal, Ill., and Marguerite Young of Springfield; six grandchildren, Andrea Shafer, Brittney, Connor, Nicholas and Laine Woodard and Alexander Harris; and great-grandchildren, Jordan and Devin Shafer.

Forrest Amidon officiates a funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday  at the Eichholtz, Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty, where visitation is two hours prior. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.

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