Condolences for Rodney Woodworth

Jane L Solon posted on 9/21/21

Heaven just got another Angel and we on earth will have a huge void in our lives. Rodney was such a caring, wonderful, humorous person. I still have his Santa picture to remember him by and all the memories of events at the DMBGC and annual meetings at UICCU. God Bless your soul Rodney!



Sherri Jakobsson posted on 9/20/21

You will be missed Rodney xoxo


Margaret Robutz posted on 9/20/21

Rodney was my classmate & neighbor for many years. His siblings were friends with my siblings. His mom was best friends with my mom. A lot of history. He was just so positive & jolly all the time. And lots of laughter too. We had our differences sometimes but that didn’t matter to us. We had that special bond of growing up together in that little town of Tolono. He loved the arts & so did I. We always had a good time together. I will miss your beautiful smile & laugh. Maggie (Margaret) lots of good memories to hold on to.


Dixie Phillips posted on 9/19/21

I have known and loved Rodney most of my life growing up in the same town. He was a man who walked his talk of Christ and the gospel. His voice was captivating as was his acting. He was a genuine person who loved with his heart from Christ. He will be singing and celebrating in his new heavenly home. Rod, you will be greatly missed and Jace and your family will be showered with prayers.


Rachel Vanetti posted on 9/17/21

I originally met Rodney when he was working on the play, Miracle on 34th Street with my younger sister. I was blessed many years later to have a Christmas session with him while he was working for Illini Studios with my daughter who was 11 months old at the time. Those images have been and will continue to be cherished memories of a sweet and wonderful friend. Rodney supported me and my business since the beginning and I will forever be grateful to have known such a true, kind and warm friend.


Deb Richardson posted on 9/16/21

I met Rodney when I sold Tupperware in the 80's when my kids were little. At the time, I had no idea he was a theatre person and how much our paths would cross in the coming years. I just always will remember how joyful he always was, no matter what challenges he was facing. What a wonderful soul who will be greatly missed. Goodbye, dear friend.



Julie laich posted on 9/14/21

Sweet memories of him playing Santa .❤️❤️


Lori Zunich posted on 9/14/21

To know Rodney was to love him. I always enjoyed seeing him whether it be at the Credit Union or Faith. He was so warm and genuine. Prayers for his family and all who must carry on without him on earth.


Renate Ping posted on 9/14/21

Your kind and open heart coupled with your warm, gentle smile never failed to lift my spirits. You always seemed to know the words I needed to hear. I'll miss your kindness, your care, and your compassion for everyone. Rest in peace friend.



Julie Williamson posted on 9/13/21

Fondest memories filled with song, rib cracking laughter,and best bear hugs ever! My prayers to your family.



Suzy Goben posted on 9/13/21

Dear Sweet Rodney…you were so loved, and are missed exponentially already!!


Cara Day posted on 9/13/21

I have no doubt that you made quite an entrance when you arrived in Heaven. You may physically be gone but you will be fondly remembered.


Sally Mikel posted on 9/13/21

Rodney, I will miss your beautiful smile and presence at Faith. I'll miss your participation in skits, Bible readings etc. - that deep melodious voice. I'll also miss seeing your Facebook posts. You helped me be a better Christian by your words, actions and life. Thank you and God Bless.


Robin Price posted on 9/13/21

Rodney will be truly missed. He was also kind to anyone he talked to.


Schelle Miles posted on 9/12/21

Rodney was the best big brother a girl could ask for. He was so kind, protective, and loving. As a young girl growing up in a houseful of brothers Rodney and Jace would sit patiently and attentively throughout the many tea parties I had. Being so young I was unable to reach the sink for the water and resorted to the commode water for the tea. When Rodney discovered where I was getting my water he didn't scold or refuse to have anymore tea parties with me. He gently told me that he would be in charge of the tea because it would be a special and magical tea! As I later became an adult, got married, moved away, and had children of my own he was always a phone call away. We often laughed of childhood memories. He was always a great listener and offered advice. I will forever cherish all the memories of Rodney and hold them within my heart. I Love You Rodney to the stars and beyond. As always, your little sister!


Dave Summers posted on 9/12/21

Rest in peace my dear, life long friend. You will be missed by all that were lucky enough to have known you.



Paula Hearnes posted on 9/12/21

Somewhere over the rainbow fly high Rodney I’ll miss you.


Suzanne Koeberlein Coleman posted on 9/12/21

RIP Dear Rodney! Always so sweet and kind, and such a wonderful life! Your light shines so brightly here and in heaven.


Becky Ryherd posted on 9/11/21

God bless you on your journey Rodney. We will greatly miss your big heart for others, your spiritual insights and you.