Fern M. Woodring, 91, loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and caring friend was called home on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to be with the Lord and those that have gone before her; especially her husband John “Whitey” Woodring, twin sister Frieda Oberman, and many dear friends. Born on February 14, 1927 in Coaldale, PA, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Myrtle (nee Woodring) Schellhammer. A resident of Tamaqua, PA, Fern was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua where she was one of the “Blanket Ladies” who quilted blankets for those less fortunate. Fern cared deeply for those in her life and will be sadly missed! She leaves behind daughters Linda Yellets of Cape May, NJ and Shelly Woodring of Tamaqua with whom she resided; sons, Jack Woodring with wife Alberta of Tamaqua, Ray Woodring with companion Debbie of Tamaqua, Robert Woodring with wife Irene of Hometown, PA, and Jim Woodring of Houston, TX; eight grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband and twin sister, Fern was preceded in death by brothers, William Schellhammer and Raymond Schellhammer. Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, May 14 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Cindy White officiating. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown will follow the services. Call 6-8 PM on Sunday, May 13 and 10-11 AM on Monday, May 14 at the funeral home. Memorials in her name may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Capital Campaign Fund, c/o Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 North Greenwood Streets, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
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