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Joan Violet Woods

A private family graveside service for Joan Violet Woods, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Woods passed away 6:51 a.m., Sunday, March 22, 2020 at her home.


She was born December 19, 1933, at Norwich, England, to Arthur Elgood and Alice Selina Pond Elgood.  On November 24, 1951, she was married at Norwich, England, to Robert Woods.  Mrs. Woods enjoyed knitting and loved taking care of her home and family.


She is survived by her husband, Robert Woods, of the family home; six children, Steven Woods, Naples, Italy, James Woods and wife, Vicky, Cherokee Village, Arkansas, Michael Woods and wife, Debra, West Plains, Julia Hoover and husband, Randy, West Plains, Rebecca Eckman and husband, Bob, Thayer, Missouri and David Woods and wife, Rhonda, San Antonio, Texas; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one brother, Peter Elgood, Norwich, England; one brother-in-law, Larry Woods and wife, Evie; and two sisters-in-law, Ena Elgood and Nancy Flannigan.


Her parents, one daughter-in-law, Angela Woods, one brother and one sister, preceded her in death.


Mrs. Woods will lie in state from 5:00 p.m., until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at