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Constance Ann Woodworth

February 23, 1942 - January 6, 2018

Constance Ann Woodworth 75, of Wilmington passed away unexpectedly  Saturday January 6, 2018 at her home.

Born in West Lafayette, IN on February 23, 1942 the daughter of the late Joseph Arthur and Marjorie Chanel Edwards.

Constance had a passion for the arts.  She never passed by a museum.   She and her husband had an agreement that he would go to museums with her and she had to go to any dog or horse track with him. She was a lifelong member of the Battle Creek, MI chapter of the DAR. She also loved to draw and paint with watercolors  and was pretty good at it but never took the real time to develop her skills.  Travel was a priority and she would always talk about her three best trips.  An 8 day float trip down the grand canyon; a 7 day drive around the Ring of Fire of Iceland; and multiple trips to France and Italy to visit friends.  No matter where she traveled she always thought of her friends first.  She would  drive her husband nuts by purchasing gifts for them and not for herself.  And most important was her tremendous love for her husband, children, and grandchildren who brought her a great deal of joy. Locally she was known as the “cookie lady”.  She would bake her dishpan cookies for anyone and won over the hearts and stomachs of the weekly crew on the refuse truck. 

Surviving are her husband of 50 years Paul Woodworth, daughter Kathryn Woodworth, son Geoffrey Woodworth and wife Suzanne, two grandchildren Dustyn Sellars and Jayden Foster, brother Michael Edwards and two sisters Elizabeth Knowles and husband Jim, Martha Smith and husband Kerry. Also surviving are special uncle Jerry Edwards and wife Sabra, and aunt Helene Bell, numerous  cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass 10:00 AM Friday January 12, 2018 at  Basilica Shrine of St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

The family will see friends from 5 – 7 PM Thursday Evening at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

The family would also like to thank her care givers: Dr. Panida Piboolnurak, Dr. Jeffrey Cooney, Dr. Lori Birdsong, Dr. Toren Davis, and Dr. Nancy Peters.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research at or to a charity of one’s choice.

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  “Rest in Peace Possum” 

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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