Diana Marie Woolridge-Perry

Diana Marie Woolridge-Perry

Diana Marie Woolridge-Perry, 69, of Carterville, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, at Herrin Hospital. 

She was born on Feb. 20, 1954, in Anna, the daughter of Thomas “Tub” Coffman and Ellen Louise Smith Coffman. 

She married Kenneth “KP” Perry. He preceded her in death on July 6, 2016.

She is survived by her children, Robbie Woolridge (Samantha Clary) and Stefanie (Joel) Diers, plus a bonus, “son number two,” whom she loved like her own, Jamie (Lacey) Copple; stepson Joel (Ashley) Perry; her grandchildren, Aliyah and Mason Diers and Holden Woolridge; step-grandsons Jayden, Vance and Jameson; her mother, Ellen Coffman; sisters Jean Ellen Boyd (Dwain Cocke) and Stacey Davis; brother-in-law Ed Perry; sister-in-law Lisa Perry-Odum; and the father of her children and good friend Don Woolridge. 

She was a loving and proud aunt to Shane (Kelly) Boyd, Brandon (Michelle)Brown, Mariah Davis (fiancé Nick Myers) and Sophia Davis; and great-aunt to Jackson (Alexia) Boyd and Cora and Clayton Brown. She also loved her faithful dog, Jace. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Perry; her father, Thomas Coffman; her grandparents, Charles and Helen Coffman, Louie and Hattie McMillion and Leo Smith; and a brother-in-law, Bryan Davis.

She was a proud and dedicated nurse. After retirement, she continued to serve people as a hospital volunteer. She loved animals. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family and friends. She absolutely loved being an adoring Grami and aunt.

Funeral services for Diana Woolridge-Perry were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Father Uriel Salamanca officiating. Interment followed in the Anna Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to Franklin County Animal Control, 13163 Odd Fellows Ln., Benton, Ill. 62812. 

To visit her memorial page and to leave online condolences for the family, visit the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home website at rendlemanhilemanfh.com.

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

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