Robert Woolery Obituary

Robert William Woolery
Bob Woolery
Robert William Woolery

November 14, 1936 - June 4, 2012
Born in Maryville, MO
Resided in Madrid, IA
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Robert William "Bob" Woolery, 75, passed from this life on Monday, June 4, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8, at St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Madrid, of which he was a member. Visitation will be held after 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the church, where the family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. and a vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Burial will take place at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Dallas Center.

Bob was born on November 14, 1936 in Maryville, MO to Henry William and Nina Ruth (Sargent) Woolery. In 1953, he joined the United States Army and retired from the army in 1973. Bob was united in marriage to Marcella Messner on August 3, 1955, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in St. Joseph, MO, and their marriage was blessed with four children. Bob and Marcella moved to Madrid in April of 1973, where they made their home. Bob had attended DMACC, earning his Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Degree in 1974. He was formerly employed with Pickell Construction for 3 years, until Bob became disabled. In 1978, he obtained his Pilot's license. Bob later graduated again from DMACC, earning his Bookkeeping and Accounting Degree in 1983. He enjoyed building and flying experimental aircraft. Bob was former owner and bookkeeper of the Boone Airport in Boone.

Bob was a lifetime member of the Madrid V.F.W. Post 5060; and a member of Experimental Aircraft Association, Aircraft Owner and Pilot's Association, and Boone Area Pilot's Association.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his three children, Timothy (Stephanie) Woolery of Maryville, MO, Jeffrey (Javona) Woolery of Madrid and Cheryl (Randy) Barton of Ankeny; one daughter-in-law, Lucina Woolery of Indio, CA; one sister, Wilma (Carl) Jenkins of St. Joseph, MO; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Bob was preceded into eternal life by his parents; wife of nearly 45 years, Marcella Woolery; two brothers; two sisters; and one son on December 31, 2011, Michael Woolery.

The family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made to: St. Malachy's Catholic Church.

Iles Funeral Homes, Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.





St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Dallas Center, IA US
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
St. Malachy's Catholic Church-Madrid
405 Gerald Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Thursday, June 7, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Malachy's Catholic Church-Madrid
405 Gerald Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Friday, June 8, 2012
10:30 AM