E. Pauline Woodward

E. Pauline Woodward, age 87, Lisbon, Iowa, peacefully departed from this world for heaven on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at the Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon. Pauline was a Godly woman who loved the Lord and her family and set an example for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that will guide them for life.  

Born in 1933, to Paul and Melvina Gilman, Pauline enjoyed a happy childhood growing up in rural Leavenworth County, Kansas. Pauline graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1950. She attended college and in 1952 was married to Carl W. Freed for 25 years until his death. Together they had three sons. In 1999, Pauline married John “Gary” Woodward until his passing in 2014 and was blessed with six step-children.

Pauline worked tirelessly for many years on the family poultry farm. She was a faithful and active member of the First Christian Church of Leavenworth, Kansas, where she participated in Sunday school and served as a funeral meal volunteer prior to her move to Iowa in 2015. She was an active 4-H leader and volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years. Pauline was a humble woman who lived a simple life. She was, perhaps most importantly, a faithful prayer warrior and only heaven knows the eternal impact her praying had on her family, friends and the world at large.

Pauline is survived by her three sons, Stephen (Chris) Freed, Manhattan, Kansas, David (Julie) Freed, Lisbon, Iowa, and Robert (Janet) Freed, Delta, Colorado; step-children, John (Julie) Woodward, Lawrence, Kansas, Mike (Sally) Woodward, Green Cove Springs, Florida, Josh (Gillette) Woodward, De Soto, Kansas, and David (Sharon) Woodward, Heston, Kansas; step son-in-law, Gary Sinclair, Atchinson, Kansas; six blessed grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her loving parents; step-father, Gerald A. Adams; two beloved husbands; treasured sister- and brother-in-law, Wilma and Gene Allen; two step-daughters, Susan Sinclair and Mary Woodward; and one grandson, Brian Freed. 

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no visitation or services at this time. Instead, online condolences and messages may be shared with the family at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in memory of Pauline to your local food pantry to assist those with food insecurities.

Posted online on February 19, 2021