From Steve Floor


South Bend Tribune





10/20/1901  - 08/22/1985


    MARION E. "Woody" WOODCOX, 83, of 20047 W. Kern Road, died at 3:25 a.m. today in Medco Health Care Center (formerly Ridgedale Nursing Home).  Mr. Woodcox was born October 20, 1901, in Rochester, Indiana and had lived in South Bend since 1922.  On April 15, 1922, Rochester, he married the former MARY ORPHA STEININGER, who survives.  Also surviving are four daughters, ETHEL MAE STEPHENS, SYLVIA MITSCHELEN and PHYLLIS CRAIG, all of South Bend, and DONNA PLATZ of Mishawaka; a son O. DEAN WOODCOX of South Bend; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a sister, IDA BELLE SWANK of Rochester; and a brother HUBERT, of South Bend.

    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, 1201 S. Michigan Street.

    Mr.s Woodcox retired from the former Studebaker Corp. after 40 years.  He was a member of South Side Church of God, where he was one of the church founders.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph County Cancer Society or the church.