Elwood “Woody” Conard, 81, of Mt. Gilead, OH passed away, Monday, April 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He is now reunited with his loving parents Manley and Exer, and his brother Alfred.
Most people remember Woody as a good-old-boy from West Virginia who loved working on his always well-manicured lawn and spending time outdoors. On most sunny days Woody could be found riding on his trusty lawn mower or resting under a shade tree enjoying the peace and quiet of his country home. Woody was a simple man who lived simple life. His quick-wit and soft smile served as a constant reminder to his friends and family that life’s biggest gifts are often found in the simple pleasures and moments that most people take for granted. Woody had a soft spot for helping homeless cats so he took time every day to make sure any in the area at least had food and water.
Woody was born on June 23, 1937 in Glenwood West Virginia. He spent a 30-year career with the City of Columbus Division of Water where he was responsible for monitoring and maintaining water quality. After retirement, Woody and his wife Lucy moved to Mt. Gilead, Ohio.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40-years Lucille, son Tim (Jane) of West Virginia, daughter Janice of Westerville, Stepchildren Kitty (Bob) Melfe, Judy (Bill) Burger, Donna Choulat, Linda (Victor) Hernandez, Brenda (Tony) Ortiz, Ruth Ann Church and many step grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family thanks the Hospice team of Morrow County for their compassion and support.
Services will be held at Hill Funeral Home in Westerville on Friday, May 3, 2019 where friends may call from Noon to 1 PM followed by the funeral services 1 PM officiated by Pastor Lucian Baker. The interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Columbus.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Woody’s honor to the Homeless to Home Animal Rescue and Cat Sanctuary, 1745 Marion Waldo Road, Marion, Ohio 43302 Website: homelesstohome.com