Margaret M. “Sis” Woolsey, 87, of Greenwood, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018. She was born December 13, 1930 in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan to the late Paul LaFord and Margaret (Wice) LaFord Wykes. On June 26, 1950 at SS Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis, Sis was united in marriage to Robert E. Woolsey, Sr.; he preceded her in death.
She was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Sis was proud of her work as a Sous Chef at Kewadin Casino in Brimley, Michigan.
Sis is also preceded in death by her son, Robert E. Woolsey, Jr.; her daughter, Debra A. Allard; her son-in-law, Jeffery Allard, Sr.; brother, Charles “Bud” LaFord; a sister, Edna Anderson; and her grandson, Jeffery Allard, Jr.
Survivors include her daughter, Dawn M. (Steven) Surber of Greenwood; her daughter-in-law, Charity Woolsey of Indianapolis; three brothers, Paul (Gladys) LaFord of Michigan, Jerry (Judy) LaFord of Michigan, and James (Corrina) LaFord of Mooresville; two sisters, Pauline Ponto of Michigan, and Veronica Sword of Virginia; eight grandchildren, Melissa Allard, Jeanne (Earnie) Clark, Jordan (Kurt) Gerlach, Samantha (Jake) Norris, Kaleigh Woolsey, Emma Woolsey, Madeline Woolsey, and Olivia Woolsey; and four great grandchildren, Phoebe Clark, Daphne Clark, Logan Norris, and Aster Gerlach.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Margaret Woolsey from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis. Recitation of the Rosary will begin 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Morning prayers will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home followed by 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Barnabas Catholic Church or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Visit www.OrileyFuneralHome.com where you may sign the online guest registry and leave a personal message for the family.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Starts at 10:30am (Eastern time)
St. Barnabas Catholic Church