April 4, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010 11:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home
Thursday, April 8, 2010 3-8pm
E. Roland Woodruff, 89, of Urbana, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010 in his residence.
He was born January 10, 1921 in Urbana, OH, the son of Edgar and Addie (Zimmerman) Woodruff.
Roland was a member of Kingscreek United Methodist Church. He loved farming and was a member of the Holstein Association, the American Jersey Cattle Association and the American Angus Association.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty K. (Pond); sons, R. Ray (Patricia Jo) Woodruff of Urbana and Max E. (Yvonne A.) Woodruff of Urbana; grandchildren, Pamela (Ted) Orr of Idaho, Michael (Cynthia) Woodruff, Beth (Larin) Robison, Kathryn (Truman) Johnson, M. Todd (Teri) Woodruff, Susan Woodruff and Anthony Warye, Cari Woodruff-Lowry and Emily (Michael) Bumgardner; 21 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Robert Dorsey of Urbana; sisters-in-law, Mary Woodruff of Kingscreek and Pauline Woodruff of Cable; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of friends.
Roland is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Dorsey; brothers, Philip and Merlin.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3-8 P.M. on Thursday, April 8, 2010 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday in the funeral home with Pastors Bob Custer and David Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Kingscreek Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers will be Mike Woodruff, Todd Woodruff, Levi Woodruff, Austin Woodruff, Chris Woodruff and Jim Markin. Honorary pall bearers will be Ted Orr, Larin Robinson, Truman Johnson, Tony Warye and Mike Bumgardner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Downsize Farm, 806 North Parkview Road, Woodstock, OH 43084, Kingscreek United Methodist Church, 1362 Kennard Kingscreek Road, Urbana, OH 43078 or to Community Mercy Hospice, 1343 North Fountain Blvd, Springfield, OH 45504. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.vernonfh.com.