Delphine L. Woodring

Jan. 8, 1941 - May 12, 2018


Delphine L. Woodring, 77, Altoona, formerly of Bellwood, died Saturday evening at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Reading, daughter of the late Elmer and Edith Jeanette (Naugle) Haslam, and she was raised by her stepmother, the late Ruth Irene Patten. On May 5, 1958, she married Franklin L. Woodring in Philadelphia, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2008.

Surviving are a daughter, Rose-Ellen M. (Don) Balasco; three sons: Donald D. (Sharon), Bruce L. (Lori) and Frank E. (Hannah); nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers: Donald E. and David L. Haslam; a stepbrother, Richard J. Stefen; and a sister, Georgine L. Hamilton.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Holzer.

Delphine retired as a teacher’s assistant for Williamsburg School District. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Juniata, where she was active in Trinity Lutheran Church Women and attended prayer breakfasts. She was founder and regional director of Blair County Chapter of American Chronic Pain Association and past president of Resident’s Council of the Blair Tower. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a member of the Red Hat Society.

She enjoyed sewing, cooking and baking, and she had a love for animals. She especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Juniata. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, Pastor Elizabeth Hess officiating. Interment will be at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood. Arrangements are by Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions in Delphine’s memory be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Juniata, or to St. Vincent de Paul Society, Altoona.