Raymond “Val” Woodrey, 93, of Bloomington formerly of Colfax passed away at 2:10 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at his residence in Bloomington.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 am, Monday, January 21, 2013 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax with Pastor Stephanie Soon officiating. Burial will follow in Wiley Cemetery, Colfax with full military rites conducted by the Colfax American Legion.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 pm, Sunday, January 20, 2013 also at the memorial home in Colfax. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be directed to (EMCAA) Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association or the Colfax United Methodist Church or OSF Hospice.
Val was born October 20, 1919 in LeRoy the son of Paul and Emma Staley Woodrey. He married Phyllis Hawthorne on August 18, 1946 in Hudson, IL. She survives in Bloomington.
Other survivors include three daughters, Evelyn (Abe) Brown of Mansfield; Betty Steinlicht of Bloomington; Lois (Mark) Billings of Tulsa, OK; two sons, Raymond P. Woodrey (Kathy Barry) of Bloomington; Jim Woodrey of Colfax; one sister, Irene Woodrey of Normal; Eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, two brothers and one son, Edward Woodrey in 1998.
Mr. Woodrey served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during WWII and was a farmer in the Colfax area until retirement in 1981. He was a life-long member of the Colfax United Methodist Church. Val enjoyed woodworking, antiquing and was well known for his baking and candy making. The community of Colfax looked forward to “Grandpa’s Famous Fudge” He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Halperin’s office and the OSF Hospice for the care and support in this difficult time.