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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Charles Woodroof, 67, of Mexico dies

  • Obituary published September 14, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger
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  • Charles "Fritz" Woodroof, 67 of Mexico passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012 due to a long illness.
    Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday at Arnold Funeral Home with burial to follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Monday from 4:00-7:00 PM with a Masonic Service to be held at 6:30 PM at the funeral home.
    Charles "Fritz" Woodroof was born on January 15, 1945 in Mexico to Charles Ingram and Geneva Lurline (Stiegman) Woodroof. He was the fourth child of six.
    Fritz attended school at the rural Mineola School, the New Florence Elementary and graduated in 1963 from Montgomery Co. R-II High School. He attended the vocational school in Mexico, learning auto repair.
    Fritz had been employed throughout his working years with City of Mexico Street Department, Audrain County Sheriff's Department, Pete Oliver Trucking Company and the Audrain County Special Road District. He retired in 2008 due to health issues. Fritz had a great love of woodworking and made several Chiming clocks, bird houses and porch benches.
    He was a 3rd degree member of the Hebron Masonic Lodge in Mexico, the Scottish Rite, and Little Dixie Shrine Club.
    He enjoyed being involved with their many charities and other activities.
    Fritz also enjoyed camping and dutch oven cooking with his long time companion Mary Wilson of Mexico and their furry children, Turkey, Corky and Susie.
    He leaves to mourn his passing, Mary Wilson and her son Johnny; his sisters, Oleta Edwards and Ann Wilson of Danville, Mary Willis (Delbert) of Grain Valley, Martha Woodroof and companion Alan Beall of Lenexa, KS; nieces and nephews, Dale Willis of Oak Grove, Jilda (Russell) Horton of Wheatland, Tina Willis of Tampa, FL; six great-nieces and nephews; two great-great nephews, one great-great niece; Aunt Ruth McCormack of Fulton and six cousins of the Fulton area.
    Fritz was preceded in death by his parents, a brother George, nephew Michael Wilson, and a brother-in-law Edward Wilson.
    Memorial donations are suggested to the Michael Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Arnold Funeral Home 425 S. Jefferson Mexico, MO 65265.
    Online Condolences may be left at www.arnoldfh.com
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