Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Libby Mayo Woody

Nettie E. 'LIBBY' WOODY - Nettie E. "Libby" Woody, 69, of South Beloit died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, in the loving care of her family. She was born to Earl and Ruby (Wilson) Mayo on July 26, 1937, in Atlanta, Ga. Nettie married the love of her life, Earl Woody, on March 12, 1955, in Nazarene Church of Dixon. She worked for many years as a supervisor at McCleary Industries in South Beloit. [from Rockford Register Star]

If you have the full obituary for Libby, please e-mail me and I'll post it here. Libby and I were close friends in elementary school when we lived across the street from each other. Our fathers worked together briefly in the house painting business--one of several that spun off from my dad's entrepreneurial mind. I remember her bright red curly hair and bubbly, vivacious personality--and could she talk with her hands! She left school before graduation, but often returned for our reunions.

Kids are mean about names, aren't they? I have our 8th grade class photo (Mrs. Burstrom) where Libby Mayo is standing next to Betty Labbe. Betty had an older brother named Bob. We used to chant, "If Libby Mayo married Bob Labbe (pronounced Labby), she'd be Mrs. Libby Labbe." We thought we were so funny!

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