Submitted by: Dan Rich
Jan. 12, 1919 - Dec. 7, 2007
South Bend Tribune 12/9/2007
MISHAWAKA - George E. Woolley Sr., 88, of Mishawaka, passed away at 3:02 p.m. Friday Dec. 7, 2007, in Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center, South Bend. George retired in 1972 from the Bendix Corporation. He worked in research and development as an engineering technician in the aeronautical division. He then worked for the Sundstrand Corporation in Rockford, IL, until 1981. George was born January 12, 1919, in Peru, IN, to the late Newell N. and Effie (Fisher) Woolley, but had lived in the South Bend area most of his life. He and his wife also lived in Mission, Texas, for 12 years.
On December 18, 1943, in South Bend, he married Geneva "Neva" (Corey) Woolley, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Donna (Mike) Darch of Deltona, FL, Barbara (Charles) Eminger of Jasper, Alabama; two sons, Curtis (Harriett) Woolley of Granger, IN, George E. (Karen) Woolley Jr. of Plano, TX. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Clint (Joyce) Darch, Nikki Leiter, Andrew (Jan), Corey, Alison Eminger, Tracy (Marc) Thompson, Steven (Sommer) Woolley, Jeremy and David Woolley; and five great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Madelene Fry and Maxine Arthur, preceded him in death. A special thank you to the Ironwood Health and Rehabilitation Center and Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center for the wonderful care and support.
Masonic services will be held at 1:30 p.m. with funeral services following on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, in the Palmer Funeral Home, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, IN 46615. Friends may call from noon Tuesday until the time of the services. George graduated from Peru High School in 1937. He was past master of the former Portage Lodge #675 F&AM and was a member of St. Joseph Lodge #45. George loved music and loved to ballroom dance, sing and play golf. George and Neva loved to RV travel the United States. Contributions in memory of George E. Woolley Sr. may be made to the Masonic Hospital's Dyslexia Foundation or to the charity of choice.