|Donald D. Woodley
May 14, 1955–October 14, 2008
|Donald D. Woodley, 53, of Wyoming, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at Jones County Regional Medical Center in Anamosa, Iowa.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming, with Shepherd Karmen Jamison officiating. Burial will be in the Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming, Iowa. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming.
Donald D. Woodley was born on May 14, 1955, in Hampton Iowa, son of Donald Dean Woodley, Sr., and Donna Jean (Shroeder) Woodley. He grew up in the Fort Madison Nauvoo area and graduated from Nauvoo-Colusa High School. He married Cheryl Ploof on August 1, 1981 in Coralville, Iowa.
Don attended Kirkwood Community College and Xavier Mortuary College in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduating in 1985, and moved to Wyoming in 1986.
Don joined Hayden Funeral Homes in 1986, becoming a full partner in 1992. He retired from the funeral business in August of 2003. In 2004, Don began working at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He also received his real estate license and worked with Wortman Realty in Anamosa.
He was a member of the Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors, Iowa Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. He was on the board of the Wyoming Housing Corporation, the Wyoming City Council, was mayor pro-tem, a past member of the Wyoming Library Board, and had been a member of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association. He actively participated in many community activities and projects.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Woodley of Wyoming; one son, Nicholas Woodley of Tokyo, Japan; one daughter, Kathryn Woodley of Omaha, Nebraska; three sisters, Tonia (Ralph) Farmer of St. Louis, MO, Tracy (Orville) Krogmeier of West Point, Iowa, and Robin (Joe) Arledge of New London, Iowa, one brother, Rick Woodley of West Point, Iowa; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ben and Carol Ploof of Coralville; two brothers-in-law, Steven (Dyana) Ploff of Round Rock, Texas, and David (Chris) Ploof of Eldridge; a sister-in-law, Janell Michel of Coralville; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Donna Woodley, and two infant siblings, Rhonda and Lisa.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt