Kelly Cash
B: 1968-12-11
D: 2018-12-16
View Details
Cash, Kelly
Jerry Billings
B: 1953-04-09
D: 2018-12-13
View Details
Billings, Jerry
Margaret Brandt
B: 1939-08-23
D: 2018-12-13
View Details
Brandt, Margaret
William Spainhower
B: 1931-05-17
D: 2018-12-10
View Details
Spainhower, William
Walter "Tommy" Leftwich
B: 1944-03-05
D: 2018-12-06
View Details
Leftwich, Walter "Tommy"
Patricia Brady
B: 1943-12-15
D: 2018-12-06
View Details
Brady, Patricia
Ervin Pike
B: 1938-07-11
D: 2018-12-04
View Details
Pike, Ervin
William Tabers
B: 1929-02-24
D: 2018-12-02
View Details
Tabers, William
William Ray
B: 1956-08-20
D: 2018-11-29
View Details
Ray, William
Sharlyn Bumbalough
B: 1946-07-26
D: 2018-11-29
View Details
Bumbalough, Sharlyn
Billy Knowles
B: 1989-12-06
D: 2018-11-28
View Details
Knowles, Billy
John Anderson
B: 2018-11-02
D: 2018-11-22
View Details
Anderson, John
Sarah Smith
B: 1932-07-23
D: 2018-11-20
View Details
Smith, Sarah
Debe Flynn
B: 1957-06-25
D: 2018-11-18
View Details
Flynn, Debe
Carolyn Cheek
B: 1941-10-16
D: 2018-11-17
View Details
Cheek, Carolyn
Lynda Hines
B: 1950-10-30
D: 2018-11-16
View Details
Hines, Lynda
Bernice Stewart
B: 1932-08-03
D: 2018-11-15
View Details
Stewart, Bernice
James Baker
B: 1935-01-27
D: 2018-11-10
View Details
Baker, James
Willie McCormick
B: 1929-02-10
D: 2018-11-08
View Details
McCormick, Willie
Linda Creason
B: 1944-11-30
D: 2018-11-06
View Details
Creason, Linda
James Nash
B: 1953-04-30
D: 2018-11-05
View Details
Nash, James


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1786 Smithville Hwy
Sparta, TN 38583
Phone: (931) 738-8549
Fax: (931) 738-8553

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Janet Woodard can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Janet Collins Woodard

Janet Collins  Woodard
Dr. Janet (Jan) M. Woodard (nee Wiechert) died peacefully at Cumberland House on February 15, 2018 in Crossville, Tennessee at the age of 75. Janet is survived by her husband, Robert R. Woodard; sons, James A. Collins of Denver Colorado and Jeffery T. Collins of Fayetteville Arkansas; by her granddaughters, Erin E. Farmer and Zoe A. Farmer, both of Fayetteville, Arkansas; her brother, John C. Wiechert Jr. of Letts, Iowa, and by her sisters; Judy A. Lauritsen of Shreveport, Louisiana, Joanne M. Kohl of Monroe, Wisconsin, and Jean A. Wiechert of Madison, Wisconsin. Janet was born on September 2, 1942 in Burlington, Wisconsin to John C. and Margaret M. Wiechert. She graduated from East Troy High School in 1960. After graduation she entered the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she earned a bachelor's degree in Chemistry in 1968. She later attended graduate school at the University of Colorado. After earning her doctorate in 1987, she obtained a faculty position at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She taught at the university until her retirement in 2006. She was passionate about her students and her ability to provide them opportunities to pursue their dreams. In addition to teaching and research, she acted as a judge for the state science fair. Janet married Robert (Bob) Woodard on May 9, 1987 at Chapel on the Rock in Allenspark, Colorado. They spent the next 30 years together enjoying their mutual interests, golf and travel. Their trips included sight- seeing journeys through Europe, fly-in fishing for walleye in Canada, and deep-sea fishing off the coast of Florida. Working at St. Cloud State University allowed Janet to pursue her twin passions, education and college hockey. A regular at University of Wisconsin hockey games as a student she quickly became a fan of the St. Cloud State University Huskies (although not when they played the Wisconsin Badgers). Anyone who knew Janet knew she was a highly competitive person. Whether bowling, playing cards, or a round of golf Janet played to win. Her competitiveness led her to regularly playing in the Minnesota State Golf Tournament. During four decades of golfing she had two holes in one, an accomplishment that gave her great satisfaction. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, August 5, in East Troy, Wisconsin. Per her wishes, Janet was cremated and her ashes will be interned near her parents at the Saint Peter Catholic Cemetery in East Troy. All who knew her are welcome to attend and join in the remembrance of Janet. For details please email In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Heart Association ( in Janet Woodard's name. Finally, the family wishes to thank the caregivers at Cumberland House hospice for the compassion they showed Janet during her final days.

To send flowers to the family of Janet Collins Woodard, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers