WOODS, Dorothy J. (Roggli)

Monday, January 21, 2013


Dorothy Jean Roggli Woods of Emporia died Friday, January 4, 2013. She was 92.


Mrs. Woods was a long time teacher. She taught at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA; Oklahoma State University in Stillwater; Southern Illinois University in Carbondale; the University of Nebraska in Lincoln; and Roosevelt High School/Emporia State.


The daughter of Carl Frederick and Esther Glaus Roggli, she was born on July 1, 1920 in Decherd, TN. She graduated from Franklin County High School, Decherd; Oklahoma College for Women, Chickasha, OK; and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.


She married Harold O. Woods on June 3, 1947 in Knoxville, TN. They moved to Emporia in 1949. Dorothy was a member of the First Christian Church in Emporia; and a member of PEO Chapter GT. She is survived by her children; Fred and Tricia Campbell Woods of Colville, WA; Neal Woods of San Jose, CA; and Mark and Mary Kay Phillips Woods of Ottawa, KS; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


A memorial service will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the First Christian Church. The service will be conducted by the Reverend Bob Colerick of the church. Burial will take place at a later date at the Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Woods wished that instead of flowers, memorial contributions be made to First Christian Church and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, PO Box 175, Emporia, KS 66801.