Merle Woods, 89

Merle Woods, 89, passed away peacefully Feb. 23, 2023, at Tabor Manor Care Center in Tabor.
Merle was born Oct. 26, 1933, in Imogene, to Eugene and Mable Woods. He and his twin brother Earl were the youngest of nine children.
He joined the Navy in 1954 and was Air Traffic Controlman, AC2, when he left the Navy. He then joined the Army National Guard and served until he retired as Sergeant 1st Class. He worked for several years at Eaton’s in Shenandoah, until he retired early in 1996 due to an illness.
In his spare time, he enjoyed being a member of the Eagles club in Shenandoah for many years and enjoyed fishing and watching sports, especially the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs.
Merle is survived by two daughters, Tina Sunday and husband Greg of Spencer; and Teresa Sapp and husband Joe of Omaha, Neb.; one son, Chris Woods of Shenandoah; stepdaughters, Michelle Chapman and husband Timm of Thurman; Sharon Rice and husband Mark of Loveland, Colo.and Debbie Leach; step-sons, Jon Smith and wife Shannon of Richmond, Mo.; and Jeff Smith of Plainfield, Ill.; many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay; his parents, Eugene and Mable Woods; brothers, Charles, Earl, Albert, John, Lester, Allen and Edward; sisters, Elizabeth and Ida, and son, Douglas Eugene Woods.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date for both Merle and Earl. They entered this world together and shall be laid to rest together.
Peterson Mortuary of Glenwood and Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel of Red Oak are assisting the family with arrangements.

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