Jodon Ellen Woody died Wednesday April 23, 2014, at the Baxter Care Center.
Jodon fought a long extended battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family when she passed. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Bethany United Church of Christ in rural Baxter. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the church with Pastor Wanda Seydel officiating. Burial will follow the service at Restland Cemetery in Baxter. A luncheon will be provided by family following the services in the lower level of the church.
Jodon Ellen Woody was born on April 7, 1973, to Donald and Mary Ellen (Waters Peterson) Woody in Topeka, Kan. Jodon went to Baxter community grade school and graduated from high school at Perry-Lecompton High School 1991, in Perry, Kansas. She was a mother of two and raised her children as a single parent. Jodon had a strong work ethic; she worked multiple jobs and was always valued in the work place. Jodon was loved by all for her kind spirit and a forgiving heart.
Those left to cherish her loving memories are her grown children, Ozzy Herman and Jenny Herman of Baxter; siblings, Yance (Wendy) Woody of Grimes, Steven (Alicia) Peterson of Baxter, Victor Pete (Paula) Peterson of Newton, Laura Peterson of Freemont, Neb.; sister Kelly (Bud) Peterson and extended Kansas family; as well as many nieces; nephews; cousins; great nieces; great-nephews; and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Keith Allen Peterson; and sister Dawn Ray Woody.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Fredregill Family Funeral Home in Baxter has been entrusted with the care of Jodon and her family.