Janet Sue Woody age 91 of Faribault, MN and formerly of West Liberty, IA and Anthony, KS passed away on Monday, April 8, 2024 at Faribault Senior Living following an extended illness.

Janet Sue, the daughter of Paul and Norma (Cobel) Coglizer was born on July 30, 1932 in Scottsbluff, NE.  She attended Anthony High School. On May 27, 1949 she was united in marriage to F.G. “Tom” Woody at the Congregational Church in Anthony, KS.  After their marriage they lived in Anthony, KS, Kearney, MO, and Attica, KS until they moved to West Liberty, IA and began farming there. Janet stayed at home to raise their growing family and later worked as a Site Director for the Muscatine County Commission on Aging. She also owned and operated Janet’s Pretty Carpets in West Liberty. Most recently they have been living in Faribault, MN to be closer to family.  Janet was a former member of several groups including the First United Church in West Liberty, IA, BJ Chapter TTT Society, Ladies of the Moose Lodge, Ci-Mota, and West Liberty Golf Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, traveling, dancing, golf and raising her children and attending her grandchildren’s activities.

She is survived by her husband F.G. “Tom” Woody of Faribault, MN; by her daughter, Cindy (Scott) Yerington of Faribault, MN; by her son, John (Teri) Woody of Goodyear, AZ; by ten grandchildren, Emily (Ociel Reyes) Farley, Andrew (Tania) Farley, Aaron Baker, Corey (Amy) Johnston, Daniel (Michelle) Johnston, Jason (Briana) Johnston, Cale (Lindsey) Johnston, Emery (Brandon) Anderson, Megan Woody and Jenna Hoffman; by sixteen great grandchildren, Sebastian, Camela, Benjamin, Brenda, Celeste, Aaron Jr., Ryker, Bauer, Hayden, JD, Trey, Teagan, Wally, Elle, Will, Eden and baby Anderson due in October and by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Norma Coglizer, by her daughters, Marcia Kay Farley and Brenda Rae Woody-Richards, by her son, James “Tom” Woody and by her great grandson, Kyler James Hoffman-McEntire.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault, 1725 Lyndale Ave. N. in Faribault, with Greg Ciesluk, officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty, IA.

Visitation will be held at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

For online tributes and further information visit www.ParkerKohlFH.com.

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