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.
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