Obituary: Phillip Woods

Phillip K. Woods, 84, of Kewanee, formerly of Cambridge, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at Kewanee Care Nursing Home. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 at the Cambridge Church of God. The Rev. Ron Clevenger will officiate. A private interment of cremains will take place at Rosedale Cemetery, in Cambridge, at a later date. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Phillip Woods Memorial Fund. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Service, of Cambridge, is assisting with arrangements.

Phillip King Woods was born Feb. 8, 1931, in the little town of Logan, Okla, the son of Ellis A. and Freda M. (Martin) Woods. He was educated in Minneapolis, Iowa, schools. His marriage to June Collins took place on Dec. 15, 1951, in Burlington, Iowa, and they had 28 years with their eight children before her untimely passing on Oct. 18, 1980. He married his second wife, Mary K. Klotz, on Sept. 6, 1984, in Cambridge, and they had 31 years together, which included three more children, before his own passing.

He was a loving, hardworking husband, dad and grandpa. He worked at several jobs over the years like Farmall Tractor Company, in Rock Island; Pines Trailer Company, in Kewanee; the Cambridge Food Shop Gas Station; Walmart, in Kewanee; and many other various jobs on farms and in construction. Phil attended Black Hawk College, in Kewanee, to study mechanics. He loved old Westerns and country music.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; six sons, Michael (Debbie) Woods, of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Brian (Brenda) Woods, of Kewanee; Jerry Woods, of Alpha; Joe Woods, of Kewanee; Paul Woods, of Grand Island, Neb.; and Matthew Woods, of Kewanee; five daughters, Judy Moore, of Geneseo; Brenda Woods, of Jett Sedalia, Mo.; Laura Woods, of Galesburg; Brandy Woods, of Moline; and Rachel Woods, of Davenport, Iowa; 25 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren (including three on the way); and a sister, Devona Black, of Minneapolis, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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