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John Woodrum

d. June 19, 2017

John “White Cap” Woodrum, age 100, of Williamsville, passed away on June 19, 2017 at Villa Health Care East in Sherman.

John is survived by his daughter, Karen Henderson; two grandchildren, Dion (Dee Ann) Henderson of Colchester, Brian (Colleen) Henderson of Morton; and four great-grandchildren; Chelsey of Omaha, NE, Brady of Colchester, Jordan of Omaha, NE, and Rachel of Morton.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife EllaMay; and sister, Dorothy Vaughan.

John was born on May 22, 1917 in Latham, IL the son of Grover and Hilda (Waddell) Woodrum.

John married EllaMay Ramlow on January 1, 1939 in Lincoln, IL.

John farmed his entire life in the Cornland/Williamsville area. He also drove for Mid-America for 10 years.

John attended Latham High School where he later graduated in 1935.

He is a member of the Riverton Lavey Masonic Lodge #786, and Springfield Shrine.

John had a passion for Lionel trains, he was an avid bowler, enjoyed his many trips to Alaska, being with family and friends, and gardening.

Visitation will be held at Williamsville United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 9:00 until time of Masonic Services at 10:45 AM. Funeral services for John will be held at 11:00 AM also at Williamsville United Methodist Church.

Rev. Dick Piscatelli will be officiating.

Burial will be held at Two-Mile Grove Cemetery in Latham, Illinois.

Memorials can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children and Williamsville United Methodist Church.


  1. I’m so sorry to hear of Johns passing! He was one of the best guys I ever was blessed to b a friend of!! Love and prayers to all the family and friends!!

  2. Karen,

    You have my deepest sympathy

  3. Karen,
    We were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was such a great guy and friend to our dad,
    Albert. We all had such great times together. I enjoyed being at your house several times when we
    were growing up. I’m sorry we can’t be there today but know we are thinking of you and your family.
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.

  4. Karen,
    Your dad was a good neighbor and friend to my mom and dad. Deepest sympathy to your family.

  5. So sorry for your loss…. Mark really enjoyed John…. he was a bright spot in his day…..he will truly be missed by all of us… our Grandkids always enjoyed kidding around with John…..Thinking of you and your family…..

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