Mrs. Ilene Corrin (Osborn) Woodman

  • Born: August 1, 1933
  • Died: April 12, 2020
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family


It is with great sadness that the family of Ilene Woodman announces her passing on April 12,2020. She was born in Albion, Michigan on August 1, 1933, the daughter of Floyd F. and M. Lucille (Smith) Osborn and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School with the Class of 1953.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband James of 60 year's; her children, Penny (Edward) Springer, and Peggy (Scott) Green; her grandchildren, Matthew (Tracie) Woodman, Kami Woodman and Kimberley (Micah) Aseltine; 7 great-grandchildren; her sister, Naomi Satterwaite; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her two sons, James and Jeffery; her parents; her sister, Donna; and brothers-in-law, James and Herb

Throughout the years, Ilene was involved in the First Baptist Church and First Presbyterian Church choirs, the Boys and Girl Scouts, PTA and UCT, and was Secretary and a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Ilene and James enjoyed the adventures of traveling. They took many adventures on the train, went on a cruise to Alaska, and also went on a hot air balloon ride.

A private family service has been held and a public Memorial Service to celebrate Ilene's life will be held later in the year when it is safe to gather again. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine Hospitals for Children, the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ilene was an absolutely wonderful woman. I didn't see much of her over the years, but I knew she was special. Take care of yourselves and know how beautiful your life has been because of her.

Posted by Sandy Jessup - Battle Creek, MI - Family   April 19, 2020

We've known Ilene and Jim for many years. They always participated in many radio station events including lunches and cruises, promotions, etc. Condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Dave Eddy - N. Ft. Myers, FL and Battle , MI - Friend   April 19, 2020

We will miss mom so much

Posted by Terry Oldenburg - Battle creek, MI - Friend   April 17, 2020

I will miss you my sidekick chatterbox and I will see you in Heaven and we will get a CB and torment them again. Love you, Chatterbox Jr.

Posted by Norma Heckman - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   April 17, 2020

U may have not been blood to me but u were like my Grandma. We are going to miss u but we love u and will never forget u. Love Dawn

Posted by Dawn Oldenburg - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   April 17, 2020

You Are The World Best Mother-In-Law To Me

Posted by Edward Springer - Battle Creek, MI   April 15, 2020

My aunt was one of the kindest, most patient people I've ever known. She will be missed.

Posted by Robin Brewer    April 15, 2020

Jim &Penny sorry for your loss
All of the United Commercial Travelers will miss her
God bless

Posted by Robert & Roberta Kellogg - Jackson, MI - Friend   April 14, 2020