Memorial services for Brenda Kay Woods were held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in the Seymour High School gymnasium with the Rev. John Williams officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour.
Brenda Kay Woods, daughter of Larry and Betty Greene, was born on Aug. 31, 1964, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, and departed this life on Jan. 11, 2021, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield at 56 years, four months and 11 days young.
She was united in marriage to Tom Woods on June 18, 1983, and to this union, a daughter, Ashley, and two sons, Zachary and Adam, were born.
Brenda was preceded in death by her sister, Debbie Childress; her sister-in-law, Marsha Glenn; and her father-in-law, Tom Woods.
Brenda is survived by her husband of 37 years, Tom; their three children, Ashley Woods, Zach Woods and daughter-in-law Megan and Adam Woods and wife Nicole; two grandchildren, Isabella KayLynn and Jaxon Asher Gene, all of Fordland; her parents, Larry and Betty Greene; her siblings, Angie and Ben Owens, Larry and Cyndi Greene, Tammy and Steve Fitzpatrick, Christy and Will Feeback; four brothers-in-law, Randall Childress, Lyle Glenn, Steven and Maureen Woods and Bobby Woods; two sisters-in-law, Missy Woods and Andrea Owens; numerous nieces and nephews; and her mother-in-law, Bonnie.
She was born and raised in Fordland and was a member of the graduating class of 1982 at Fordland High School.
After marriage and while raising three kids, she attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield and achieved a degree in education and later a master’s degree at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar.
In 1997, she started her career at the Seymour Elementary School as a fourth-grade teacher. Brenda went on to teach at the Seymour Elementary School for 23 years until retiring in May 2020.
Brenda loved each and every student who passed through her door. She took great pride in helping her students reach their full potential. Each of them had a very special place in her selfless heart.
Brenda enjoyed life to its fullest. She enjoyed spending her time with her family. She especially enjoyed being “Nana” to her grandbabies. She loved summers at the lake, horseback riding, hiking, riding UTVs, camping, and fishing. Brenda would never turn down a Goodwill run and a Sam’s hotdog.
She was always up for an adventure with her family.
Brenda had deep roots in her faith and attended the Cold Creek Cowboy Church in Ava.
Online condolences may be left at www.holmanhowe.com.