Paula J. Woodard

April 7, 2022

Paula J. Woodard, 63, of Frankfort, passed away on April 7, 2022 at I.U. Health Hospital, Lafayette, Ind.  She was born October 18, 1958 in Frankfort, Ind. to Bill & Sue (Winger) Mang.  She married Steven E. Woodard on January 18, 1976 in Frankfort and he survives.

Paula attended Frankfort High School.  She had worked for Marsh Supermarket, Zachary Confections and then as a cashier at Wal-Mart for 15 years. She cherished her work associates and customers.  Paula also loved being with her family and enjoyed riding her golf cart around Frankfort with her puppy, Shanny. She enjoyed watching her grandson’s sporting events and traveling to South Haven, Michigan. Paula loved life and had an infectious smile.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Indiana Donor Network, 3760 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

husband: Steven E. Woodard of Frankfort, daughter: Shannon (Brad) Compton of Frankfort, sister: Sally Gardner of Frankfort, brother: Steven Mang of Frankfort, and 2 grandsons: Braden and Kaleb Compton

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Shawn Woodard.


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59 Condolences for “Paula J. Woodard”

  1. Tricia Warren April 9, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    She was such a delightful and sweet lady. I’m going to miss her smile everyday at work. I feel so heartbroken for the family. I’m sending prayers and comfort to you. Fly high my friend till we meet again.

  2. Cathy Johnson April 9, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    She was a bright light for Walmart. I will miss her so much. Sorry, for your loss.

  3. Pam Brown April 9, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    Steve and Shannon and family, so sorry to hear Paula passed. Paula was a great lady.

  4. Jean Ruse April 9, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    Paula was a very sweet lady. She ALWAYS had a smile on her face. May she fly high with the Angles. So sorry for your loss.

  5. Theresa Ramey April 9, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    So sorry for your loss loved working with Paula, she was a wonderful person with a beautiful personality and she will be missed!!!

  6. Terri Dean April 9, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Steve & Family, I am so sorry, Paula was an amazing lady, shared so much love to everyone she came in contact with. This really breaks my heart. You all will be in my prayers for the days ahead!

  7. Ruby& Jeff Crick April 9, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    Steve and Shannon, my heart breaks for your family. Paula was a great person. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

  8. Carol Coy April 9, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Paula’s passing, my thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family. I have so many memories of Paula as a kid who grew up to be a sweet young woman. I pray you all have many happy memories too. Love & Blessings to you all. Carol Coy

  9. Cheryl Bartley April 9, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of her family. Paula will be missed by so many.

  10. Kim Ashlock April 9, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    The Friendly Market Shell employees would like to send their condolences to the family

  11. Diane Niemann April 9, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    So very sorry. Paula was such a sweet person. Sending prayers to all.

  12. Lisa Jones April 9, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    I will miss Paula so much! Such a wonderful woman with the biggest heart. I feel lucky to have met her. She was so kind to everyone and was such a pleasure to be around. Wishing her family peace and comfort.

  13. Randy Lafary April 9, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss. She always asked me how I was doing every morning. Rest in peace.

  14. Michele Garst April 9, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Prayers for all her family and friends. I worked with Paula her entire time at Walmart. I work 3rd shift and when I would see her in the morning she would always tell me to go home and go nite nite. She was an amazing person and loved by many. She was beautiful inside and out. I loved when she added the little bits of color even though she wasn’t so sure about it. I would tell her how beautiful she was and she would tell me how kind I was. I don’t think she realized just how beautiful she was inside and out. The world be be an amazing place if people could be a little more like her. Prayers and love to her family.

  15. Kim Baker April 9, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    You will be missed by so many. Sending prayers to Steve and Shannon and the rest of the family. She was my neighbor on Dolsen Street and was always very friendly to my family. Rest high sweet angel. My prayers with be with you this very difficult time.

  16. Judi Reecer April 9, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Dear sweet cousin. I will cherish our childhood memories, there are many. Hugs and prayers to your family as you have left a huge void that will never be filled. You were and are so loved.

    Judi Winger Reecer

  17. Susie (Zerfas) Hampton April 9, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to your family. God Bless.

  18. Brenda April 9, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    I was so sad to see this. She was so sweet and special. A beautiful lady. I went to school and graduated with Paula. My heart breaks for the family. Sending prayers

  19. James Catron April 9, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    Our beloved Woodard family, From the bottom of my heart. I’m so very sorry for your pain and loss of Paula. I will always cherish our Kentucky Fried Chicken days. Stay encouraged as we pass through this life. Jesus is Lord. God bless you and I love you all,

    Jim Catron
    Frankfort 1981

  20. Allie Vice April 9, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    Steve and family
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Kay Rhine April 9, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how much she will be missed. Our love and prayers are with the family.

  22. John & Darla Large April 9, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Paula was always cheerful and smiling when I saw her at Walmart, my heart goes out to family and friends. Paula will be missed by so many people. You all will be in my prayers. Hugs!

  23. Priscilla E. Worth April 9, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Many prayers and hugs to all her family, she was the greatest friend to me and my family, she was always great and thoughtful, she was always there for me. She will be missed so much. Love you always Paula, I will miss you always.

  24. Kim Ray April 9, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    My sincere condolences to Steve and family. Paula was my classmate and friend. She was a co-worker to my husband at Wal-Mart. Now they can share stories in heaven. Prayers and hugs.

  25. Bill Dickerson April 9, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    May God give the family strength and comfort during this time of grief. Paula was a pleasant smile while checking out in her area in the mornings, she’ll be missed.

  26. Kevin and Connie Howe April 9, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Steve, Shannon and family, We are so sorry for your loss.

  27. Ramona Snodgrass April 9, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    My heart breaks for the family, I was praying when they said she had a heart beat. My prayers are with the family, I’ll miss her happy face at wolly world everyday.

  28. Wayne and Susie Brock April 9, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We enjoyed talking with Paula when we shopped at Walmart, she was always so friendly, always smiling, it was a pleasure to see her. Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  29. Kathy Alsop April 9, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Paula was a wonderful person and I always enjoyed talking to her. Sending prayers to all of you.

  30. Brenda Skiles April 9, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Paula was such a great lady. She was always so kind and helpful to everyone. She did her job, without complaining. She always went above and beyond. I worked with Paula at Walmart, but even my husband said she was his favorite cashier. She always had a friendly smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed. May the Lord comfort you in the days and weeks ahead.

  31. Judy Spears April 10, 2022 at 7:40 am

    She was a great lady, going to miss her at Walmart. She was very friendly person.

  32. Bill & Miriam Rich April 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Steve and family
    We are so very sorry to hear about Paula. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  33. Anne & Greg McCune April 10, 2022 at 10:38 am

    Steve and family, we will keep you in our prayers. So saddened by Paula’s passing.

  34. Tammy Martin April 10, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    Praying for your family. Jon and Tammy Martin

  35. Christyl Lane April 10, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Gone too soon. Rest In Peace Paula.

  36. Cheryl Lee April 10, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    I remembered when I worked with her, she help me out. If I had a question she would help me figure it out, I loved working with her, she was a good friend to me, always said hi. She will be sadly missed.

  37. Kimberly Wiles April 10, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    So sorry for your loss. praying for you all, she was a very special person. Kim (Leach) Wiles and L.A. Wiles

  38. Forest Degal April 11, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    I first met Paula at her grandson’s basketball games about 3 years ago in Frankfort. I then saw her at Walmart where she put her heart and soul into her job. She was so very caring and loving and showed this in her job and all she did. She always made my day each time I’d see her. She certainly did care genuinely about everyone she met. I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Paula. She was one-of-a-kind and will be greatly missed. I am happy that I knew her and can say that she was my very good friend. I didn’t know her last name, so I didn’t know she was related to my wonderful friends, The Woodard’s and Compton’s. We are all here for you all 24/7. Don’t hesitate to call om us any time. We are all with you during this very difficult time. We love you all,!! Forest Degal, 242-0993

  39. Thomas Warren April 11, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Wow — what a shock! Paula always was very kind and helpful to an old geezer at the Mart. She always had a kind word for me and I’ll really miss her. Talked with her about the difficulties that she had with her leg and wished her well in her recovery. Again I will really miss her cheerful smile and comments.
    Best wishes, Tom

  40. Glenda B Boggess April 11, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    I always enjoyed greeting you as you cut through apparel on your way back to the self check outs. You always spoke cheerfully and smiled. I will miss you.

  41. Michelle April 11, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    So sorry to hear. Prayers for comfort and peace for the family.

  42. Debbie Bonebrake April 11, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    All of my prayers for your family! Praying for Guardian Angels to send protection. Only love and Happy Thoughts. Believe in miracles on what God can do! Angels are always with us.

  43. Dennis McCollum April 12, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Steve, Very sorry to hear about your loss, prayer’s are with you my friend.

  44. Jesse Hemmerling April 12, 2022 at 10:32 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss! I worked almost everyday with Paula. I would come in the morning and she would be cleaning the self scans. We would always say hi to each other and talk about life. She was like a work mom to me. She was a great friend and God really has a beautiful Angel added to his family. I’m going to miss the smiles and seeing you every time I come in to work. Your heart and polite manner were one of a kind. You were always friendly with everyone and a joy to be around! Fly high my friend, I love you and miss you but know you will be forever in our hearts! Sleep in Peace!

  45. Victoria Bignal April 12, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    I was in Walmart today and missed seeing Paula. Her colleagues there miss her too. Rest in peace Paula. Blessings to the family.

  46. Deborrah Burgess April 12, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Hey Shannon & Brad, I am so so very sorry for your loss. She was so young. My thought’s and prayers are with ya’ll. God Bless, love to you both.

  47. Adam Kirby April 12, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    I didn’t know Paula but she had waited on me many times at Walmart! She was always so kind. May her family be in everyone’s prayers and may she Rest In Peace.

    Adam Kirby

  48. Keely B. April 12, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Paula will be dearly missed. She always made me smile in the morning. She gave me a hard time when I would grab a corn dog from the deli. When I was pregnant with my first child she always joked my daughter would turn into one. Years later she would see me with one and ask if that was my way of telling her I was pregnant. We joked and I always say heck no. Little did I know she was right! She always said “I hope you buy them in stock. Your kids are gonna love them when they are older”. Now when I have a deli corn dog I will think of the moments she know I was pregnant before I even knew. I’m sorry for your loss. Paula was such a wonderful, kindhearted lady that I cherish I was lucky enough to know her! I wish you peace and comfort!

  49. Lori Lee Harness April 13, 2022 at 8:17 am

    We are so sorry and sad to hear about Paula’s passing. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  50. Lewis Schimmel April 13, 2022 at 9:41 am

    I work at Zachary Confections & Wal-Mart with Paula! She was a nice Lady & a good friend. I am sorry for your loss!!

  51. April Holman April 13, 2022 at 10:04 am

    Paula was such a wonderful woman. It was an honor to know her. I will miss her smile and warm greeting every morning when I come into work at Walmart. Love and prayers to her family

  52. Linda Wilcox April 13, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    Steve, this is Linda Wilcox your neighbor at the corner of Green and Rowe. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  53. Elizabeth Kelly April 13, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    I am so sorry about your loss. Paula would brighten up your day just by talking to her. She will be truly missed. I just can’t believe that she is gone. Rip my friend. Until I see you again.

  54. Diana Jackson April 13, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot come to Paula’s visitation. I will miss her smiling face whenever I go to Walmart. She was such a nice lady. Never met a stranger. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  55. C. Christine Flynn April 13, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Dear Steve,
    As you know JC & I were both broken heart to learn of Paula. JC thinks the world of you Steve, as he did of Paula. He was broken for her heart as a Mother when he learned of your Son. He would go into Walmart & hug her shoulders as she worked. I always loved her beautiful smile with her beautiful tan. Steve and Shannon, we have been praying for your hearts & will continue, adding the grandsons, Paula’s’ brother & family. May God minister His comfort & peace as our love and love of others flow toward each of you now & all the days to come. May you each find strength as we keep you in our hearts & prayers.

  56. Peggy L. Bitner April 14, 2022 at 8:17 am

    So very sorry for the loss of Paula. Prayers for the family.

  57. James W. Mc Quern April 14, 2022 at 8:34 am

    My wife (Donna McQuern who past away on Jan. 23 2020) work with Paula for several years at Marsh doing flowers. Paula always had a smile on her face for me! I am so sorry for your loss.

  58. Todd Aman April 14, 2022 at 8:58 am

    Shannon, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

  59. Helen McDonald April 17, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that Paula has passed away. I enjoyed talking with her when I would visit Walmart. She was always fun to talk with and would ask how you and your family were doing. She took time to share a story or laugh… She will be greatly missed.

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