Mila Jane Woods, 83, passed away peacefully at her home in Pomeroy Ohio, on May 16, 2018. She was born October 20, 1934 in Gallipolis, to the late Edward Arthur and Margaret Alberta Stark. She was married to the late William James Woods and was preceded in death by her son Kyle Stark Woods and graddaughter, Kylie Woods. Mila was a 1952 graduate of Pomeroy High School and a 1957 graduate of Ohio University. She was a teacher at Addaville Elementary for over 30 years, a profession she loved and a place she formed lifelong friendships with those she so lovingly called “the teachers”. Mila loved life, her animals, friends, family, food and shopping. She was an avid reader, movie watcher, and a connoisseur of peanut butter eggs.
Mila is survived by; her son Christopher (Beth) Woods; daughter Heather (Don) Shaffer; granddaughter/daughter Christian Woods (whom she raised), grandchildren Corey, Alison, Blake Woods and Olivia Davis; and four great-grandchildren, Landen, Brayden, Issac and Eli; her sister Dorothy (Paul) Amberger, their daughters Meg Guinther and Janie abdella; her brother Edward (Sharon) Stark, their daughter Brandy Stark; and four furry companions. All of whom she loved deeply. Any attempt to convey how much Mila was loved and how badly she will be missed is futile. She meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people. She was an advocate for the underdog, independent, honest, and opinionated, but equally as compassionate, fiercely loyal, and loving to everyone close to her.
A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Pomeroy Ohio, (where she was a lifelong member) on May 27 at 12 p.m. in lieu of flowers please make donations to the Meigs County Animal Shelter.
Services are under the direction of the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy.