Elsie G. Woods, age 95, of McHenry, died January 4, 2009, at Wauconda Healthcare Center in Wauconda.
She was born January 27, 1913 in Orange, New Jersey to Ferdinand and Anna (Holterman) Geggenheimer.
She had resided in New Jersey until she and her husband retired to Palm Beach Shores, Florida in 1982. In 1995 Elsie moved to the McHenry area to be closer to her family. She resided for 10 years at the McHenry Villa.
Elsie received her Bachelor degree at Montclair State Teachers College in New Jersey. She was a 19 year old graduate with a 4 year degree. She taught school for 5 years in New Jersey.
Elsie loved to read, enjoyed traveling to Europe and was especially proud of her volunteer work at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida.
She is survived by a daughter, Elsie Joan (Kurt) Kieffer of McHenry; a granddaughter, Morgan of Lakemoor and grandson, Kendall of McHenry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard W. Woods on February 12, 1992; a son, Robert Woods in August of 1968; her parents; a sister, Maude Fenton; and two brothers, Lester Gegg and George Gegg.
Visitation and service were private for family.
Arrangements entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. For information call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or send the family an online condolence at www.justenfh.com