Michael “Woody” James Woodrow

September 8, 1954 - November 10, 2022

Michael James Woodrow

Michael James “Woody” Woodrow, 68, of Lakin, Kansas, died at 11:20 a.m., November 10, 2022 in the Girard Medical Center in Girard, Kansas.

Michael was born September 8, 1954, in Great Bend, Kansas, a son of Woodrow Wilson and Gladys Rosalie (McMullen) Woodrow. He grew up and attended schools in Great Bend. During high school and for several years he played guitar and sang in numerous bands in western Kansas.

Michael married Nancy Maddox on September 6, 1997, in Great Bend. Nancy survives of Larned, Kansas.

Michael worked with the clients at Sunflower Diversified Services in Great Bend from 1983 until he retired in 2013.

Michael enjoyed his family, playing guitar and singing in various bands, and working with his clients and their disabilities.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, Nancy, of Larned, are his sons, Adam Woodrow of Larned, and Rostin Tammen of Rush Center, Kansas; his daughter, Jenessa Tammen of Independence, Missouri; his sister, Meleah Frazer of Great Bend; his nieces, Melissa Malcom, Alisha Farmer, and her husband, Matt, and Jenna Fanshier, and her husband, Ben; numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Gary Woodrow, and his brother-in-law, Jim Frazer.

As were Michael’s wishes, his remains have been donated to the University of Kansas Medical Center for anatomical study.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.