Archive for Saturday, May 31, 2003

Mary Inez Woodman

May 31, 2003


Services for Mary Inez Woodman, 88, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Wichita. Private family graveside services will be in Maize Park Cemetery in Maize.

Mrs. Woodman died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.

She was born Dec. 18, 1914, in Maize, the daughter of Ersa and Elzie (Hardesty) Pray. She attended Maize schools and Emporia State University. She received an honorary degree from Wichita State University in 1989. The Woodman Alumni Center at Wichita State University is named for her and her husband. The couple received the Fairmount Founders Award from the WSU Endowment Assn. in 1989.

Mrs. Woodman was a homemaker. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Wichita, and First United Methodist Church, Lawrence.

She married K.T. Woodman on Sept. 4, 1938, in Wichita. He died July 9, 1996.

Survivors include four daughters, Elaine Brady and June Adams, both of Lawrence, Eledra Roulier, Denver, and Bobbi Torrison, Sarasota, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Senior Center Day Care Program, 745 Vt., Lawrence 66044; Heart of America Hospice, 3715 S.W. 29th St., Topeka 66614; or Wichita State University Foundation, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita 67260.

E-mail condolences may be sent to, subject: Woodman.

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