Mary L. Woker, 80, of Greenville, died at 12:06 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville, with Darryl Bolen officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation was to be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday, both at the funeral home. Memorials: American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.
Mrs. Woker was born on June 18, 1928, on the Hoffman farm northeast of Smithboro, the daughter of Vernon Henry and Florence Ellen Koonce Hoffman. She married Theodore William “Ted” Woker Jr. in June 1946, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville.
She grew up on the family farm, graduated from Smithboro High School and worked in the restaurant on the corner in Mulberry Grove. After her son was born, she cleaned for many people in their homes, until last year, when she was forced to retire due to failing sight. She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville.
She is survived by a son, Roger A. Woker of Greenville; sisters, Edna and her husband John Jernigan of Mulberry Grove, Jeanette Siebert of Greenville; brother, James Hoffman and his wife Wilma of Vandalia; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.