Sarah Ellen Woods

April 30, 1959 ~ July 2, 2019 (age 60)

Sarah Ellen Woods, 60, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilation.

She was born April 30, 1959, in Fairfield, Illinois, the daughter of Richard A. and Deloris O. (Lane) Woods. 

Sarah was a member of the Pentecostal Faith Assembly in Friendsville, Illinois.  She was a member of the Mt. Carmel High School class of 1977 and enjoyed keeping in touch with her classmates.   Sarah loved listening to live music and playing Bingo. 

Left to cherish Sarah’s memory is her mother, Deloris; daughters, Nyssa Woods and Amanda Vanderhoff and her husband Jon; God children, Kyleigh  and Jacelee Owenby; aunts, uncles and cousins.  

Sarah was preceded in death by her father.

On Friday, July 5, 2019, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. will be a visitation at Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.  The funeral service will follow at 2:00.  Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Short Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.  Envelopes will be available at Shorts, you can mail memorials to Shorts at P.O. Box 397, Mt. Carmel, Illinois  62863, or on our website.

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Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Sarah’s family.

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527 N Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel IL 62863
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