• Christopher "Chris" Martin Woods

    7 Jan 2018

  • Sedan – Christopher “Chris” M. Woods, age 34, of Cedar Vale, Kansas passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Sedan City Hospital in Sedan, Kansas.

    Chris was born on January 25, 1983 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma to John Woods Sr. and Grace (Lamb) Woods.  He grew up and attended school in Cedar Vale where he received his GED.

    On September 4, 2004 he married Ann French at Kaw City, Oklahoma.  They have made their home in Cedar Vale for the last 13 years.  Chris worked at Western Feed Mill in Cedar Vale, as a mill worker for the last 4 years.

    Chris enjoyed life with his family and friends; he enjoyed anything OU, loved coaching all kids, especially his own, he enjoyed all sports like baseball and enjoyed playing slow pitch softball.

    Chris is survived by his wife, Ann (French) Woods of the home in Cedar Vale, Kansas; two sons, Caden Woods and Talen Woods of the home in Cedar Vale, Kansas; four brothers, John Woods and wife Amber of Burden, Kansas, Anthony Woods of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, James Crossland of Norman, Oklahoma, and Ian Woods of Norman, Oklahoma; one sister, Martha Woods of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; his mother, Grace Lamb of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; his step-mother, Sharon Minor of Norman, Oklahoma; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Joann French of Cedar Vale, Kansas and many other family and friends.

    He was preceded in death by two sisters, and his father.

    A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cedar Vale High School Gymnasium.  Cremation has taken place and a private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

    The family has suggested memorials to the Caden and Talen Woods Memorial Fund and those remembrances may be left in care of the Bank of Cedar Vale, 602 Cedar Street, Cedar Vale, Kansas 67024 or the Bank of Sedan, 125 W. Main Street, Sedan, Kansas 67361 and Dickens Family Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

    To leave a message for the family or to view the obituary, please go to www.dickensfuneral.com.

    Dickens Family Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


    I only knew Chris for about 7 months from my time at At Western Feed Mill, although the time was brief it was one I will remember for a lifetime. He was one person you always wanted to he around, no matter how the day was going, no matter the stress, Chris was always capable of making someone have a good laugh. He will be missed beyond measure and remembered forever, and will always have a spot in my heart as one of the best people and best friends a person could ever have. I am grateful that I got the chance to meet and know him, rip Chris, we will never forget you.


    I'm sorry for the tragic loss. Chris always had a smile and hello greeting when we saw each other.We lost a good man and the Lord gained one. It is going to be very trying times. Many questions (why). Having gone thru the loss of my first wife at the age of 31. I also had two young boys to raise. My thought and prayers are with all of you.


    Prayers, for the family,for strength and love.


    Love you Chris From your uncle mike


    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Grace and your family. I'll keep you in my heart Grace. Love you


    So sorry for your loss. I hadn't seen "Woodsy" that's what we called him, in over 20 years, but I have so many fond memories of him as a funny little NDN boy running amuck around the Fort. #RestInPeace #FortApache #Woodsy


    Ann - Our thoughts are with you, your boys and Chris’ entire family during this incredibly difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss.


    So sad to hear of the passing of my relative. Prayers for the family!