Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
September 15, 1960 - Thursday, pg 3
MRS. BERT (Leatherman) WOODWARD
Mrs. Bert Woodward Dies Suddenly, Rites Will Be Held Friday
Prophetstown: - Mrs. Bert Woodward, 74, died suddenly Wednesday evening in the Morrison Community Hospital, where she was taken earlier in the evening. She had been in failing health for some time.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the Gardner Funeral Chapel, the Rev. William Nicoll, pastor of the Prophetstown Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Lyndon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel this evening.
Mrs. Woodward was born in Lyndon on March 21, 1886, the daughter of Levi K. and Mary Anne Hendricks Leatherman. She was reared and educated in the Lyndon area. She was married to David H. (Bert) Woodward of Prophetstown in Chicago on Sept. 1, 1906.
Survivors are her husband, one son, Donald Woodward, Prophetstown; one grandson, David B. Woodward, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and one brother, Roy Leatherman, Port Byron.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mrs. C. E. Kniskern and Mrs. Walter Holland.
[Note: The 1920/30 census records show a David H. & Alta Woodward, with a son named Donald. A 1900 census record shows a Levi & Mary A Leatherman with two daughters, one named Alta, another Alma]