In Loving Memory

John David Woods

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March 20th, 1961 - November 6th, 2018


Friday, November 9th, 2018   4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Janousek Funeral Home,
719 Pine Street,
La Crosse KS 67548


Saturday, November 10th, 2018   9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

St. Michael's Catholic Church,
918 Lincoln Street,
La Crosse KS 67548


Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 10:00 AM

St. Michael's Catholic Church,
918 Lincoln Street,
La Crosse KS 67548


Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 11:00 AM

La Crosse City Cemetery,
E. Ninth,
La Crosse KS 67548


John David Woods, 57, of La Crosse, Kansas, passed away on November 6, 2018, after fighting a tough two and half year battle with cancer.

John was born March 20, 1961, in Clearwater, Kansas, to Marleene (Mourning) Woods. A country boy who became devoted to farm work at an early age, tending the farm at dawn, attending school, and returning home to continue his chores. He grew up his elementary years in Garden City Kansas. Moving to McCracken Kansas, in Jr. High and then moving to Rush Center, Kansas. He graduated from La Crosse High School, La Crosse, Kansas, in 1979.

On October 29, 1983, he married Carolyn Kline. John was her high school sweet heart. John devoted his life to caring for his family and his love for driving and dispatching trucks. He recently worked for Miller Trucking in La Crosse, Kansas. When asked about his hobbies, he would often state “I am a workaholic”. He spent most of the last few years enjoying time with his kids and one grandchild. He also found a love of the mountains.

John is survived by his wife, Carolyn Woods, La Crosse, Kansas; four children, Samantha Kelly, and her husband, Michael Kelly, of Westminster, Colorado, Christopher Woods of Wichita, Kansas, David Woods of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Sabrina Woods of Hays, Kansas; one grandchild, Harvey Kelly of Westminster, Colorado; his mother, Marleene Woods, Wichita, Kansas; one sister, Tammie Keen, and her husband, Tim Keen, Terre Haute, Indiana; one nephew, Ryan Keen, Terre Haute, Indiana; his stepfather, Vernon Woods, Dodge City, Kansas; and one stepbrother, Mike Woods, Wichita, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Toy Ann Woods; grandfather, John Mourning, Jr., and grandmother, Irene (Jones) Mourning.

Visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, Kansas, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A vigil service and rosary will be at 7:00 P.M.

Church visitation will be Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9:00 A.M. to 9:50 A.M. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, La Crosse, Kansas.

Funeral service will be Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, La Crosse, Kansas, with Father Eric Gyamfi, and Father Edmond Kline officiating. Interment will be in the La Crosse City Cemetery, La Crosse, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers or plants, the family request memorials to the John David Woods Memorial Fund.

Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at

Arrangements were by Janousek Funeral Home, 719 Pine Street, P O Box 550, La Crosse, Kansas 67548, 785/222-2517.


  • Sun, Nov 11th, 2018 at 2:51 AM

    May God hold you in his arms as you all go through this time of
    mourning. I am so sorry for your loss and the pain it has
    brought into your lives. Sending hugs and lots of prayers your

    Trish Jackson, Pratt, KS

  • Sat, Nov 10th, 2018 at 2:23 PM

    My heart goes out to the family... and what a sweet caring family it is...My prayers and thoughts are with you. Rest in Peace John.... God Be With You All!

    Barbara D. Seltmann, Raytown, Mo

  • Sat, Nov 10th, 2018 at 3:50 AM

    I never met John, but I feel like I knew him. My dad, Terry Redetzke, thought so highly of him. Even
    when dad was sick and fighting his own battle with cancer he was so concerned about John.
    I’m sure dad was watching over him. Prayers for John and his family and friends. I wish I
    would have met him in person. May he Rest In Peace.

    Tanna, Ellis

  • Fri, Nov 9th, 2018 at 3:23 PM

    Dear Marleene, Tammie and Family, I am so sorry to hear about John. I remember him as a very
    sweet, kind-hearted little fellow. Mom ( Erma Roberson ) liked all of you kids, but she always had a
    soft spot for John. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lisa Gleason, Garden City KS

  • Fri, Nov 9th, 2018 at 1:44 AM

    John was always so very nice to me. He always had a smile and a kind word! Their wedding was so
    much fun! My he rest in peace. Prayers for his entire family.

    Kim Taylor, Victoria, Kansas

  • Thu, Nov 8th, 2018 at 10:50 PM

    What I will always remember about John is how we used to lock horns, growl and grumble at each
    other. But I always liked him. Quick to smile quick to temper. Then we would move on. Tomorrow
    was a new beginning. Rest In Peace John David Woods.

    Gay Preator, Douglas, Wyoming

  • Thu, Nov 8th, 2018 at 3:14 PM

    Dear sweet John. I'm at a loss that this day is here. I'll miss hearing your voice on the other end of
    my phone. You were nothing but kind to me and coworkers here at Murphy Tractor. You worked and
    worked and worked some more until the job was done. Sending my deepest sympathies to your
    family and friends. Rest in peace and comfort my friend.

    Tricia Udland, KANSAS CITY, MO

  • Thu, Nov 8th, 2018 at 2:26 PM

    I met John of the load board looking for a load out of Texas and we hit it off ever since. John was a Hard working dedicated Family Man and I know this just from the almost 3 years I have known him. I wish we could have had a face to face conversation before God took him. You will be missed my friend and Our Prayers to Your Family and to Miller Trucking!

    Jeremy Brown, Raymore Missouri

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