Atha Jessie Woods was born in Henderson Co., IL, October 5, 1906. She was the daughter of Edwin C. and Esther S. Bricker Woods. She had two brothers Clarence and William and a sister Evelyn. Occupation : Teacher. She attended Western Illinois Teachers College in Macomb, IL.
She taught in one-room schools during the 1920's and 1930's. During the 1950's and 1960's she was a substitute teacher at the Keithsburg Elemetary School, Keithsburg, IL. She married Lloyd Clifford Ives in Monmouth, Warren Co., IL March 6, 1937. They resided on a farm near Keithsburg, IL.
On February 23, 1941 a son was born to them. Larry Lee Ives. She had two grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Ives and Jacqueline Kaye Ives. The couple had one child, but were loved dearly by their nieces and nephews. The couple had been married 53 years at the time of his death in April, 1990. Atha was a 50 year member of OES Mary Burns Chapter 24. Affiliated with the First Christian Church of Keithsburg, IL. She enjoyed gardening and canning. She had two grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Ives and Jacqueline Kaye Ives. On June 27,1995, 10:05 PM, Atha died quietly in her sleep at the Aledo Healthcare Center where she had resided since 1985. She was 88 years of age. Her body was interred at Memoral Park Cemetery, Monmouth, Warren Co., IL on June 30, 1995.
Submitted by: Alicia Ives