Paul Clark Woody, age 70, a longtime resident of rural Bronaugh, Mo., died early Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at the Joplin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Joplin, Mo. He was born on the family farm near Bronaugh on Sept. 7, 1936, the son of Oscar Woody and Wilma Helene Clark Woody.
Paul graduated from Bronaugh High School, Fort Scott Community College and later Pittsburg State University. He retired from Honeywell, Inc., in Kansas City where he worked as a machine parts inspector. Following his retirement, he returned full time to the family farm where he grew pecan and walnut trees. He was a member of the Missouri Nut Growers Association and actively grafted nut trees throughout the area. He also developed a strain of walnut known as the Woody Walnut. He enjoyed making metal crafts and jewelry as well as leather work. He was a member of the Vernon County Historical Society.
Survivors include four sisters, Donna Eaton, Milpitas, Calif., Sharon Robinson, Sebring, Fla., Sandra Martin, Stratford, Okla., and Marian Wood, Joplin. Also surviving are two nieces, three nephews, one great-niece and one great-nephew, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew.
Ron Woody will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Stevens Cemetery near Bronaugh. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.