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Rilla E. Woodcock

February 19, 1934 ~ December 9, 2021 (age 87)

Obituary

Rilla E. Woodcock, 87, of Scott Towers, Sunbury, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at her home.

Rilla was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late James and Dorothy A. (Coughenour) Harden. She was married to Harvey D. "Woody" Woodcock who preceded her in death.

She was a 1952 graduate of Connellsville Joint High School. Along with raising her family, Rilla was employed by various local retailers.

Mrs. Woodcock was a member off the Selinsgrove Church of the Nazarene.

Earlier in life she enjoyed gardening and was a great baker.

Rilla is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bruce E. and Kathy Woodcock of Sunbury, and Palmer J. Woodcock and fiance Betty Moyer of Selinsgrove; three daughters and sons-in-law, Collene E. and Donald Beatty, Carol R. and Steven Rudy, Michelle J. and Jeffrey Persing, all of Sunbury; 12 grandchildren, Diana, Collene, Eric, Bruce, Jolene, Derrick, Tonya, Amy, Brandon, Jennifer, Meredith and Logan; her many great-grandchildren, one brother and sister-in-law, James and Chris Harden of Warren; and one sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Joe Boyer of Eighty-Four.

In addition to her parents and husband of 50 years, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, Keith Beatty and Brock Kline; and her twin sister, Rachel Lawrence.

Rilla's family would like to offer a special thank you to Jennifer Rudy and Marisa Wolfe for the loving care that they gave to their grandmother.

Friends and family may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland, with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m.

Burial will follow in Orchard Hills Cemetery, Shamokin Dam.



 

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