Alverta W. Woodsmall, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mt. Pleasant.
A funeral service for Alverta will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 1 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant. Pastor Dianne Brokken of the New Sweden United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the New Sweden United Methodist Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends 1 hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday.
Mrs. Woodsmall, the former Alverta Winifred Hill, was born May 23, 1928 in Mt. Pleasant. She was the daughter of Bert and Margaret (McGuigan) Hill. She attended school in Mt. Pleasant. On October 6, 1944 in Mt. Pleasant, Alverta was united in marriage to Paul Leonard “Jake” Woodsmall. The couple later divorced.
Mrs. Woodsmall worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown during the Vietnam War. She later worked for many years at the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Mt. Pleasant. Alverta also provided home health care to the elderly. In her spare time, Alverta enjoyed crocheting afghans and hot pads. She held fond affections for her dog, artificial flowers and country music.
Survivors include 5 sons – Jerry Woodsmall and his wife Carla of Lockridge, Ronald Woodsmall and his wife Barbara of Rockford, IL, Tim Woodsmall and his wife Cherri of Mt. Carmel, IL, Kevin Woodsmall and his wife Teresa of Mt. Pleasant and Paul Woodsmall of Mt. Pleasant; 1 daughter – Anna Marie Baxter of Mt. Pleasant; 2 daughters-in-law, Mrs. Jane Woodsmall and Mrs. Marianne Woodsmall, both of Mt. Pleasant; brother Duane and sisters Lil and Annie; 24 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
Her parents, former husband Paul (who died Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at the Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant), 3 sons – Larry “Woody” Woodsmall, Tom Woodsmall and Terry Woodsmall, 1 granddaughter – Teri Woodsmall and several brothers and sisters precede Alverta in death.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the family.