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SHELBYVILLE — Sophie Woolen, 82, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials may be made in memory of Sophie to the Lake Land College Foundation: 5001 Lake Land Boulevard, Mattoon, IL 61938.

Sophie was born February 6, 1937, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; the daughter of Wasyl and Anastasia (Haveskewicz) Yaworski. She married H.C. “Chuck” Woolen, Jr. on February 15, 1985, in Mattoon; he survives. She was a lifelong L.A. Dodgers fan. Sophie was proud of her long career at Lake Land College, where she began one year before the Campus was built.

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Sophie is survived by her husband, H.C. “Chuck” Woolen, Jr. of Shelbyville; daughters, Pam (Curt) Rincker of Shelbyville, and Linda (John) Yurkovich of Mt. Olive; step-children, Hobie Woolen of Decatur, Kim Henderson of Evington, VA, and Everett Woolen of Fort Valley, GA. She is also survived by four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and five step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters and one step-grandchild.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mcmullinyoung.com

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