Janice Kay Woodruff, 77 of Gillespie, died at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 3:35 a.m. She was born on September 29, 1942, in Gillespie to John Ward and Elizabeth (Peters) Ward.
She married William “Woody” Woodruff on March 18, 2002, in Memphis, TN. She was a retail floor manager for drug stores. Janice was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Gillespie.
She is survived by her spouse, William “Woody” Woodruff of Gillespie; children, Daniel R. Welch of Carlinville, Darren D. (Cindy) Welch of Gillespie, Gina G. Corbin of Gillespie, and Donna K Welch of Staunton; step son, Jeffrey Broderick of CA; step daughter, Beth Ann (Larry) Johnson of Eldridge, IA; grandchildren, Misty Fritz, Dustin (Christine) Welch, Courtney (Isaiah) Law, Summer Johnson, Devynn Johnson, and Piper Johnson; great-grandchildren, Lettie D. Law, Dierks J. Law, and Oliver W. Welch; brother, William (Pat) Ward of Raymond; and many nieces and nephews.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents; mother in law, Ellen Davidson; father in law, William Davidson; brothers, Jack Ward and Dick Ward; sisters, Betty McCulley and Mildred Heck; and Marilyn Enlow.
Visitation services will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019, at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services are Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Trinity Baptist Church, Gillespie with Pastor Richard Hill officiating. Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery, Gillespie. Memorials are suggested to Macoupin County Animal Shelter, Gillespie Cemetery or Trinity Baptist Church. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.