Edna ‘Belken’ WOODWARD

December 12, 1912 ~ October 10, 2004

Mrs. Edna 'Woodward' Belken passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 10, 2004, at Farmington Presbyterian Manor at the age of 91 years, 9 months & 28 days. Edna was born Dec. 12, 1912, in Libertyville, MO., to Senator Charles J. Belken & Jane "Jenny" 'Sonderman' Belken. Others preceding-in-death were: her husband, Clarence "Woody" Woodward; 1 Daughter, Ann Sushinski; 5 Sisters: Mary Morgan; Sister Ursula Marie Belken, OSB; Josephine "Jo" Boyd; Lucille Koppeis & Maxine Strong. 1 Brother: Charles Belken. Edna was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Farmington. Survivors Include: 2 DAUGHTERS: Sue Cywinski, of Chicago, IL; Joan Walton, of Chicago, IL; 3 SONS: Dave (& Mary Beth) Woodward, of Atlanta, GA; Ken (& Linda) Woodward, of Kansas City, MO; Jim (& Pam) Woodward, of Ste. Genevieve, MO; 1 SISTER: Kathryn 'Mrs. Charles' Miller, of St. Louis. 16 Grandchildren; 20 Great-Grandchildren; numerous Nieces & Nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, 5-7 pm @ TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL. Visitation resumes Friday, 11 am @ NUNNELEE Funeral Home, 205 North Stoddard St., Sikeston, MO. Funeral Mass will be Friday, 1 pm, Oct. 15th at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sikeston, with Fr. Msr. Stephen Schneider & Deacon Mike Burch officiating. Burial follows in The Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston. Memorials to: Farmington Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund c/o either Taylor Funeral Service, Inc. - PO Box 12 - Farmington, MO. 63640-0012 -or- the Manor's address - 500 Cayce Street - Farmington, MO 63640.

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  1. Sue, I didn't know your mother resided at the Presbyterian Home. I've lived in Farmington for the last 40 years and visit at the Home every once in a while. Had I known your mother was in Farmington, I would have gone by to see her. Charles Lee

  2. As a classmate of her daughter Sue, I am glad to be able to share at this time. Mrs. Woodward's obituary was also sent to a list of Sue's classmates so they can keep her and her family in their prayers. It is nice to have this electronic connection. Blessings.

  3. I didn't know Edna was still living until I saw the obit in the Farmington paper. Wish I could have visited her. Would love to get in touch with her sister, Kathryn Miller, living in St. Louis if someone would send me her address and/or phone number. I met Edna years ago, she was a wonderful person.

  4. Dear Sue, We read of your mother's passing and we are so sorry. She was a wonderful person. Both of our mothers have passed on so we know of your sorrow.

  5. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, she was a lovely lady. I worked at the manor doing activities and got to know her very well. I often thought about her after i left there, as i always will. My thoughts and prayers are with your family may god bless you all.

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