Welcome to the memorial page for

Margaret Woodruff

April 13, 1947 ~ December 18, 2019 (age 72)

Margaret Ann Woodruff, nee Payne, age 72, of Belleville, IL, born on April 13, 1947 in Newport, AR, died peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Margaret worked in private elder care for many years.  She was a longtime member of Faith Ministries Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Searcy Woodruff; her parents, William and Lillian, nee LePere, Payne; and two sisters, Joan Collins and Mary King.

Margaret is survived by her children, James Keith Ireland of St. Charles, AR, Rodney (Dawn) Ireland of Millstadt, IL, and Angela Neumeyer “Sis” (Craig Carter) of Belleville, IL; and also, Julie, Pam, Theresa, Danny, David and Kenneth, to whom she was mother to; and her grandchildren, Brittany, Krystal, Alicia, Jeffery, Cory, Jordan, Derick, Devon, Stephen, Katrina, Elizabeth and Lindsey.  She is also survived by many loving great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, friends and Annie.

Crossing Over

Oh, please don’t feel guilty
It was just my time to go.
I see you are still feeling sad,
And the tears just seem to flow.

We all come to earth for our lifetime,
And for some it’s not many years
I don’t want you to keep crying
You are shedding so many tears.

I haven’t really left you
Even though it may seem so.
I have just gone to my heavenly home,
And I’m closer to you than you know.

Just believe that when you say
my name, I’m standing next to you,
I know you long to see me,
But there’s nothing I can do.

But I’ll still send you messages
And hope you understand,
That when your time comes to cross-over,
I’ll be there to take your hand.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Kassly Mortuary.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Faith Ministries Center, 8861 Botanical Ave., Caseyville, IL 62232.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.  Faith Ministries Center, 8861 Botanical Ave., Caseyville, IL 62232 with Pastor Doris Ely officiating.  Interment will be 2:30 p. m at Ellington Memorial Cemetery, Ellington, MO.  


 Service Information

Funeral Service
December 26, 2019

10:00 AM
Faith Ministries
8861 Botanical Avenue
Caseyville, IL 62232

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