1916 – 2009
Mrs. Lucile Fern Woods-Stockton, 93, of Liberty, formerly of Orrick, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Pleasant Valley, Mo.
Lucile was born in Ray County, Mo., on June 1, 1916 to Clarence Herbert Stevinson and Mary Eunice (O’Dell) Stevinson.
She attended Warrensburg Teachers College and had taught school for two years. Later she worked as a seamstress for the Nelly Don Garment factory and was a member of ILGWU, retiring in 1978. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Red Hats Society of Pleasant Valley Manor. She also was a past member of the Colonial Dames in Richmond, Mo.
Lucile devoted her life to her family and loved family gatherings. She enjoyed playing bingo and going to the riverboats and taking trips to Las Vegas. She loved to travel and had visited all but two of the 50 States.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Vernon Woods in 1978, her second husband, Raymond Stockton in 1981, a son, Marvin K. Woods in 2000, sisters Louise Rieman, Maxine Peters, Velma Maddux, and a brother, Herbert “Bud” Stevenson
Survivors include her daughters, Pat Davis and husband, Larry, of St. Peters, Mo., Judith Smith and husband, Richard, of Liberty, Mo., and Mary Joyce Lowden and husband, Larry, of Liberty, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Marie Woods, of Orrick, Mo.; nine grandchildren, 21-great grandchildren and 15-great great grandchildren. Three nephews also survive.
The family will greet friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 15 at the Gowing Chapel in Orrick. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the chapel with burial in South Point Cemetery near Orrick. Mrs. Stockton will lie in state from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Liberty Hospital Hospice.
Oh how I will miss her. She was a bright light in my everyday. So warm and caring, never any trouble at all. Oh what a sweet sweet woman. God has called back another angel that will be so missed here on earth. Lucile watch over me and give me strength while I mourn losing you.
Sorry for your loss. She always seemed like such a fun lady. Thinking of you.