3/14/1929 – 1/7/2020
Omaha – Shirley Arlene Woodward was born in Grand Island to Henry and Kathryn Franzmeier on March 14, 1929. She had three sisters; Darlene, Joann, and Janet. Shirley met Jim Woodward through their church youth groups. They married on October 3, 1948 in Grand Island. She and Jim lived in several towns in Central Nebraska before moving to Omaha with Jim’s job with Northwestern Bell. Omaha was home for Shirley for the rest of her life. She and Jim raised four children and established many good friendships through their church and workplaces. Shirley enjoyed hosting friends and family at their home. She was known for serving memorable meals and desserts prepared with her loving expertise.
Survived by husband of 71 years James (Jim), children Leslie (Jack) Sila, Mike (Shawna), Nancy (Gary) Roger, Tim (Cheryl), 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, family and friends.
Visitation Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Funeral Service Monday (1/13/20) 11:00 AM at First Covenant Church 201 N. 90th St. Omaha, NE. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials to Lydia House.
Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE 402-496-9000 www.RoederMortuary.com