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Gerald Edward (Jerry) Woodard, age 73, of Edina, MO, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, in Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville, MO.

He was born at Novelty, MO, on October 9, 1938, the son of Robert and Mildred Schempp Woodard. On February 21, 1960, at Brashear, MO, he was united in marriage to Frances Elaine White and she preceded him in death on August 23, 2010. Jerry was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers-in-law, Eldon Shultz and John Ewalt, and a great nephew Michael Neagle.

Surviving are one daughter, Rebecca Jane Woodard and husband Matthew Prchal of Springfield, MO, one sister, Barbara Shultz Ewalt of Baring, MO, two nieces Annette Neagle and husband David of Rutledge, MO, Jan Doss and husband Wendell of Baring, MO, five great nieces and nephews, Amy and Brian Easley, Tyler Doss, Katie Doss and fiancée Bronson, Nickie Neagle and fiancée Corey, Matt Neagle and friend Misty, great-great niece Sophie Easley, several cousins, three aunts and one uncle.

Jerry lived most of his life in the Hurdland and Edina area. He was engaged in farming in the Hurdland community for many years. He was also employed with the City of Edina for twenty-six years until his retirement. Jerry loved ponies, pony pulling, antique tractors, attending Becky’s horse shows and basketball games, the Hurdland 4th of July Celebration and spending time with family and friends. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to neighbors and friends.

Memorial services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Reverend Richard Hilton officiated the services.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Gerald Edward (Jerry) Woodard may be made to the Twin Pine Adult Care Center Christmas Club. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537. On line condolences may be left at