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Friday, April 20, 2012

Bertha Woods passed away on April 18, 2012, in Colonial Springs Nursing Home in Buffalo, Mo. Bertha was born on Nov. 9. 1919, to Lee and Ollie Stricklin in Boss, Mo. Bertha was predeceased by her parents and her two older sisters, Ina Volner and Eula Smith. She is survived by her husband, Don Woods of the home; her son, Don Woods Jr. and his wife, Joan of Bolivar, Mo.; her three grandchildren Chris Woods and his wife Cheryl of Chicago; Jeff Woods and his partner Miguel Barrio of London, England; and Shelley Wheeler and her husband Andrew of Columbia, Mo.

Bertha had four great-granddaughters Addison, Ella and Avery Wheeler and Harper Woods. She is survived by one special niece, Carolyn Patterson, and her husband Danny.

Bertha's two greatest passions in life were her family and the business she co-founded, Woods Supermarkets. Bertha's work ethic was known and respected throughout the supermarket industry. Her strength in helping others achieve their best made her a dear friend to many. Her love and devotion to her family, husband, children and grandchildren were unwavering. Her quiet devotion to the Lord was always there through her life.

A celebration of Bertha's life will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Buffalo, Mo. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the church with a service at 11 a.m.

Burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Bolivar, Mo. Donations in lieu of flowers can be directed to the Buffalo YMCA. Funeral arrangements are being conducted by Montgomery Viets Funeral Home in Buffalo, Mo.