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Dale Woofter - November 26, 2009


Dale Carrier Woofter, 79, Hoxie, Kan. passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at his home.
He was born Dec. 27, 1929 to Babe and Helen (Carrier) Woofter on the farm south of Colby, Kan.
He attended school in Colby and Hoxie and later joined the Navy.
After returning home, he married Gladys Shipley Nov. 29, 1949 at Hoxie.
Dale worked for many years in the oil field and water well business.
He was active in Alcoholics Anonymous for 39 years. Nothing gave Dale more pleasure than seeing a recovering alcoholic’s life changed and families reunited.
He took great joy and pride in watching his grandkids grow into young men and women. His joy was further enhanced by the addition of his great-grandkids to the family.
Another one of his passions was fishing; he was always ready to hit the lake for a day’s fishing with friends and family.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Babe and Helen Woofter; brother, Glenn; father- and mother-in-law, Raymond and Ella Shipley; daughter-in-law, Donna Jo Woofter; sister-in-law and husband, Freda and Howard Shafer; brothers-in-law, Gerald Shipley, Ross Shipley and Howard Transue; and sister-in-law, Margie Minium.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys, of the home; five sons, Jay and Susan Woofter of Hoxie, Kan., Michael and Jennifer Woofter of Colby, Kan., Walter Woofter of Overland Park, Kan., Alan and Janeece Woofter of Imperial, Neb., and Carl Woofter and fiancée Teresa Sander of Colby, Kan.; a foster son, Troy Meitler of Halstead, Kan.; two daughters, Sherida and Dennis Shoff of Goodland, Kan. and Sue and Dana Lanning of Colby, Kan.; a brother, Duane and Ethel Jean Woofter of Lincoln, Neb.; sisters-in-law, Leah Woofter, Della Jean Shipley and Maxine Shipley; a brother-in-law, Bill Minium; 25 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren along with many other friends and family.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Hoxie Christian Church, Hoxie, with Derek Slack officiating, followed by burial in the Hoxie Cemetery, Hoxie.
Memorials may be given to Alcoholics Anonymous and sent in care of Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, Hoxie.