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A resident of Mansfield for the past four years Violet Louise Woods, the daughter of Frankie William Charmasson and Alice (Wells) Charmasson, was born Jan. 6, 1929 in Woodward, Okla., and departed this life April 13, 2007, at the age of 78.
Vi was a resident of Mansfield, for the past four years, moving there from Ava. In 1946, Vi and Harold H. Coombes were united in marriage in Woodward, Okla. After his passing she met and married Bob Woods on May 15, 1964, in Wichita, Kan.
Vi was a secretary for Production Credit Association for several years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield. Vi enjoyed crochet, reading, jigsaw puzzles, attending grandchildren’s functions, going to Sunday school, and being a tour guide at Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum. She became a reality show critic the last few years enjoying Dancing with the Stars, Deal or No Deal, and American Idol. Vi was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Ava.
Vi was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Harold and Bob; one son, Jim Coombes; a son-in-law, Ron Durham; a brother Eli Charmasson; and a stepsister, Euleda.
Vi is survived by her three daughters, Patricia Durham, of Springfield, Brenda and Rod Garrett, of Springfield, and Sonya and Larry Hesterly, of Mansfield; a daughter-in-law, Linda Coombes Peters, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren, Rob and Sandy Durham, Jerry and Kim Durham, Angela Durham, Scott and Mindy Hesterly, Shelby and Chris Jenkins, and Ray Coombes; nine great-grandchildren, Brandon, Kyanni, Preston, Micah, Austyn, Gavynn, Samantha, Jordyn, and Riley. Also surviving is a sister, Eva Mae Wheeler; a half sister, Connie Shirlene Garrett; one stepsister, Geneva Michaels; and a step brother Ray Covalt.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the First Baptist Church of Mansfield with Pastor Dick Bishop officiating. Interment followed in the Ava Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Missions. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome. com.