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Mathilda "Tillie" H. Woodward

April 10, 1939 — June 18, 2024

Struthers

Struthers - Mathilda Helen Woodward, 85, formerly of Delaware, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at The Inn at Poland Way surrounded by her loving family. 

Mathilda, known by her family and friends as "Tillie," was born April 10, 1939 in Youngstown, OH, a daughter of the late Michael Klein and Helen (Sander) Klein.

She graduated from East High School in 1957 and later from Choffin Career & Technical Center School of Nursing. 

Tillie moved to Delaware in 1958 and later returned to the Mahoning Valley, returning to Struthers in 1962. 

She was a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and worked for Kent General Hospita in Delawarel and a devoted homemaker. 

Tillie was an active member of Faith Fellowship Church of God in Youngstown for over 58 years. She taught Children's Church and Sunday School for many years. When her children were young, Tillie was active in the Struthers PTA, where she belonged to the PTA bowling league. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Friday Senior League at the Holiday Bowl in Struthers. 

Tillie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In her free time, Tillie enjoyed making crafts for family and friends. 

Tillie is survived by five children, Daniel J. Woodward Jr. of Texas, David J. (Cathie) Woodward of Struthers, OH, Jean M. (Jeff) Shade of Youngstown, OH, Dale W. (Jeanette) Woodward of Myerstown, PA and Diana L. (Gary) Kubic of Bluffton; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and her brother, Joseph (Lois) Klein of Poland, OH. 

Besides her parents, Tillie was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Daniel J. Woodward, Sr., whom she married on July 1, 1958 and died October 18, 2018; a grandson, James Joshua Eaton; her four brothers, Bobby Klein, Michael Klein, John Klein, and Rudy Klein; and her sister, Mary Kathryn Klein.

Family and friends may call on Monday, June 24, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. at Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring Street in Struthers, with a funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Stephen Turner and Pastor Kenny Phillips officiating. Interment will take place at Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting material tributes take the form of contributions to Faith Fellowship Church of God, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd, Youngstown, OH 44507 in memory of Tillie. 

Please visit www. beckerobits.com to share memories and condolences with Tillie family. 

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Monday, June 24, 2024

11:00am - 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

Davidson-Becker Funeral Home

11 Spring Street, Struthers, OH 44471

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Monday, June 24, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Davidson-Becker Funeral Home

11 Spring Street, Struthers, OH 44471

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