Mary Katherine Woodruff

November 1, 2021

Mary Katherine Woodruff, 97, of Frankfort, was called home to her beloved Lord on November 1, 2021 at Wesley Manor Retirement Community.  She was born on April 8, 1924 in Clinton County to George R. and Edith L. (Kressley) Miller.  Mary was the eldest of 7 children: Jim, Paul, Dale, Bert, Gert, and John Miller.  She was a graduate of Rossville High School.  She married Clinton Woodruff on April 12, 1942 in Greencastle and he preceded her in death on December 19, 1989.  Together they raised 5 children: Roy, Sharon, Bob, Dick, and Kenny Scott, a foster son.  She loved her Lord and her family.

In 1946, she and her husband returned from overseas, together they ran and owned AAA Heating and Plumbing, which is still family owned.  She worked as secretary for the business for over 30 years, retiring in 1991.

Mary and three close friends, Roy, Joan, and Ron, supported Pastor Tom Bartley with Meals on Wheels, on the west side of Indianapolis, by serving soups and sandwiches to the needy for 3 years.

Mary served as Volunteer Chaplain for Wesley Manor for 10 years.  She received the 2010 Chaplain Award.  In 2011, she received a Random Act of Kindness Award presented by the City of Frankfort, submitted by J. Cichinski.  Mary was an accomplished seamstress, making 34 quilts over the years and giving them all to family and friends.  Mary was a very giving person who never met a stranger.  She provided care, comfort, and cheer to many throughout her lifetime.  She will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered.

Memorial donations may be made in Mary’s honor to Heart of Fire Church, 3000 E. Wabash Street, Frankfort, IN  46041.

Visitation and Services

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 5, 2021 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Entombment will follow in Clinton County Mausoleum at Green Lawn Cemetery, Frankfort. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her Sons: Roy L. (Joy) Woodruff and Richard (Linda) Woodruff both of Frankfort; Brothers: Bert C. Miller of Frankfort and John R. Miller of California; Sister: Gert M. Quick of Michigantown; 8 Grandchildren; 14 Great-Grandchildren; and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 3 brothers: Jim, Paul, and Dale; her daughter: Sharon; her son: Bob; her foster son: Kenny Scott; great-grandson; and her great friend: Roy Glover. 


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11 Condolences for “Mary Katherine Woodruff”

  1. Jane Ann Miller November 2, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Mary was such a blessing to me and so many others. She was a wonderful lady. Prayers for comfort and strength to the entire family

  2. Rita Martin November 2, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Aunt Mary was quite the trooper. I have a lifetime of memories of her that I can recall; and make myself laugh like they were made yesterday. She was a giving person in many ways. She was not afraid to share her faith, to encourage others, or to speak to a stranger. She will be missed but never forgotten.

  3. Diane Salamon November 2, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Dear Dick and Linda,

    Your mother was very kind to me when I met her. I always remember her response of delight upon meeting me, “You’re Linda’s sister! I am so happy to finally meet you.” She was a very warm and gracious lady.

  4. Erilda & Ron Coleman November 3, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Dearest Family,
    Sending our sincerest sympathy in the loss of Mary. Have know Mary for many many years & was a “top notch” lady.
    She was “quick with Witt” & enjoyed laughing & loved her family dearly.
    She knew God never intended our bodies would last forever. She was ready to go home to Jesus. May God wrap His loving arms around you & give you comfort & strength. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  5. Phil and Gloria Crum November 3, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    So sad to hear of Mary’s passing. We always received a bit cheer when we would see and talk with her.

    In sincere sympathy.

  6. Bill Tankersley November 3, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Roy and Dick……………..I have very fond memories of your mother. She always welcomed me into her home and at the “47”. My condolences to you and your families.

  7. Sandee Pickard November 4, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    So sorry to hear the passing of your mom Dick. She sounds like a great lady. Hugs to you and your family.

  8. Jamie Hardesty November 4, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Mary was kind and nice person. She will be missed.

  9. Kathy emens November 5, 2021 at 9:42 am

    So sorry to hear o Mary’s passing. I always enjoy Ed talking to her. She was always sweet to me. Wish I could be with the family today but I can’t. I’ll be thinking of you all You have all been on my good friend list. Bless you. Kathy emens

  10. Terri Dean November 11, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Roy and Dick, I’m so sorry to have come across Mary’s passing. You men were very blessed to have such a precious, loving, compassionate lady to call “MOTHER” I LOVED MARY! Again, I’m so hurt and sorry

  11. Tim Kelley November 19, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Very sorry for your loss.
    Tim Kelley

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