In loving memory of

Mildred Mae Woodsmall
April 17, 1927 - August 12, 2019

Mildred Mae Woodsmall, 92, of Burlington, died Monday, August 12, 2019 at her son Doug's home in Burlington. She was born April 17, 1927 in Mt. Pleasant to Walter B. and Etta B. Foster Milks. On August 6, 1945, she married Denzel LeRoy "Ike" Woodsmall in Mt. Pleasant; he died November 1, 1997.
She attended Mt. Pleasant schools and was of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, traveling on bus trips, visiting Florida and spending time with her grandchildren. For the last sixteen years, Mildred made her home with Doug and Cyndy where her daughter, Glenda and her two granddaughters, Faith and Elizabeth, who she helped raise, took care of her.
Survivors include her nine children; Glenda Woodsmall of Burlington, Doug (Cyndy) Woodsmall of Burlington, Dennis Woodsmall of Keswick, Iowa, Gary David Woodsmall of Monroe, Dale (Anetia) Woodsmall of Washington, Donnie Woodsmall of Sigourney, Delbert (JoAnn) Woodsmall of Washington, Glen (Rhonda) Woodsmall of Salem and Danny Woodsmall of Arkansas and 126 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denzel; her parents; one sister Opal Cantril and four brothers; Gilbert Milks, Kenny Milks, Clifford Milks and James Milks.
The funeral service for Mrs. Woodsmall will be 1:00 PM Saturday at Elliott Chapel, New London with Pastor Dean Graber officiating. Burial will follow at Burge Cemetery, New London. A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice.
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Mike Dickey wrote on Aug 17, 2019:

"So many people have no idea what this lady truly accomplish in the life. So much more than there is time for, the biggest being raising all of you children. And she did it with a smile on her face. Truly a gracious lady. Mike Dickey - nephew "

Leroy and Lori Hammes and family wrote on Aug 15, 2019:

"We are sorry for your loss, prayers and peace be with you. "

Larry and Barbra Roberts wrote on Aug 14, 2019:

"Our deepest sympathy for your loss. "