Luella Pearl Woodall of Springfield, Mo. passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Neighborhoods at Quail Creek in Springfield, Mo. She was 93.
Luella was born December 24, 1923 in Hesston, Kans. to Russell and Lora (Sarlls) Brock. She had lived in Springfield for 25 years moving from Miami, Okla. She served in the U.S. Navy Reserves during WWII. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master’s Degree in Education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. Luella began teaching in a one room school house in the Carselowey Community; she taught in Joplin Schools and then taught at Picher – Cardin Elementary School retiring in 1985 after 41 years of teaching. She was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ in Springfield, Mo. and the National Education Assn.
She was preceded in death by her husband Delbert Woodall in 1988, her parents and six brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by her nieces Kay Hill, May Casstillo, Melinda Kanthack and Deborah Statton as well as several other and nephews.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, Okla. Dwight Samuel will officiate. Interment will be in Pence Cemetery, east of Baxter Springs, Kans. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Friday before the service at the funeral home. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.