Beaver City, Nebraska

Marcile M. Woodruff, age 85 of Beaver City, Nebraska died Friday, April 13, 2007 at Harlan County Hospital at Alma, Nebraska. She was born June 24, 1921 at Long Island, Kansas to Joseph & Lela (Gebhard) Young.


She grew up in Long Island, Kansas attending Freedom District #92. She graduated from Long Island Kansas High School with the class of 1937. After graduation she attended Ft Hays State College at Hays, Kansas. She taught 3 years in rural schools in Phillips County, Kansas. Then she taught grade school at Phillipsburg, Kansas for 6 years, followed by 5 years at Colby, Kansas. She taught 2 1/2 years at Beaver City, Nebraska Grade School. She married Donald Woodruff on June 15, 1952 at Long Island, Kansas. They farmed in Long Island, Kansas and Southeast of Beaver City for many years. She also was a Watkins Dealer for a number of years. She moved to Alma in 2000 and resided there until 2003 when she returned back to Beaver City, Nebraska. On June 1, 2006 she moved to Beaver City Manor. She was active with Furnas County Genealogical Society at Beaver City, Nebraska.


She was a member of First United Methodist Church at Beaver City, Nebraska. She also belonged to United Methodist Women at Beaver City, American Legion Auxiliary Post # 28 of Beaver City, and VFW Auxiliary of Phillipsburg, Kansas.

Preceded in death by parents and sister LaVada.

Survivors include husband Don of Beaver City, Nebraska

1 Brother; Robert Young & wife Harriett of Long Island, Kansas


Visitation and viewing will by Monday, April 16, 2007, 1 PM until 8 PM and Tuesday, April 17, 9 AM until 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City, Nebraska and prior to services Wednesday at the church.

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Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 1:30 PM at First United Methodist Church in Beaver City, Nebraska with Pastors Robert Berlie and Keith Theobald, officiating. Burial will follow at Long Island Kansas Cemetery. Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City, Nebraska in charge of arrangements.