Charles Edward Woodal
Joyce Kay Lawyer
Jody Lynn Woodal


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1. Randy Edward Beecher Sr.

Jody Lynn Woodal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 12 May 1956, Chambersburg, Franklin, PA 1 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Randy Edward Beecher Sr. on 27 Apr 1974 1
  • Died: 8 Nov 1995, Guilford Township, Franklin, PA, USA at age 39 1 2 3 5
  • Buried: 11 Nov 1995, Chambersburg: Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Franklin, PA 1 5

   FamilySearch ID: L6VD-8XF.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Public Opinion: Car-bus crash kills woman, 9 Nov 1995, Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 10 -----
Car-bus crash kills woman
Victim's children seriously injured; bus was not carrying schoolchildren
A Fayetteville woman was killed and four people were injured when her car collided head-on with a school bus Wednesday afternoon in Guilford Township. Judy Lynn Beecher, 39, of 7263 Lincoln Way East, was pronounced dead at the scene by Franklin County Coroner Kenneth Peiffer Jr.
Beecher was driving a 1980 Ford Mustang east on Falling Spring Road at 4:05 p.m. when she failed to make a turn half a mile west of Garman Drive.
The car collided with a 1993 International bus driven by Ann Elizabeth Friese, 36, Chambersburg, according to Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg.
The bus was not carrying any passengers.
Beecher's children, Stacey L. Beecher, 18, and Randy E. Beecher Jr., 16, of the same address, were in her car. They were freed by rescue workers.
They were taken to Chambersburg Hospital, and later flown to York Hospital. A third passenger, month-old Skylar Beecher, was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released.
Friese, the bus driver, also was treated at the hospital and released.
Funeral arrangements by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc. are incomplete.
Chambersburg Area School District Superintendent Edwin Sponseller said this morning that the district is not investigating Friese -- it relies on police to investigate an accident when a school bus driver is involved.
"In a situation like this, they have the controlling authority," Dr. Sponseller said.
The only other recent fatality involving a school bus in Franklin County was Sept. 24, 1991, when a pupil was killed in the same area as Wednesday's accident. That bus driver was cleared of any wrongdoing.

2. Obituary: Public Opinion: obituary of Jody L. Beecher on 10 Nov 1995 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 1 Jody L. Beecher, 39, of 7263 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, died at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1995, in a traffic accident in Guilford Township. Bom May 12, 1956, in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of Charles Woodal, Chambersburg, and Joyce Lawyer Bohn of Chambersburg. Surviving are her husband, Randy E. Beecher Sr., whom she married April 27, 1974; a daughter, Stacey L., and two sons, Randy E. Jr. and Eric M., all at home; a grandson, Skylar A., also at home; three sisters, Barbara A. Gilbert and Beth L. Monn, both of St. Thomas, and Rebecca J. Small of Edenville; and a brother, Edward A. Woodal of Fort Loudon. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road. The Rev. Robert D. Verno will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight and one hour before the service Saturday in the funeral home.

3. Obituary: Public Opinion: obituary of Charles Edward Woodal on 25 Sep 2019 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 11 CHAMBERSBURG, PA -- Charles Edward Woodal, age 84, known to many passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born May 7, 1935 in Path Valley, he was a son of the late Earl T. and Hazel Rohrabaugh Woodal. Ed owned and operated Woodal's Gararge in Chambersburg. Early in his working career he was employed at Landis Tool Company in Waynesboro and at Franklin Auto Body.
He enjoyed hunting. He is survived by his companion of 42 years, Carolyn Shatzer; four children, Barbara Tedrick of Chambersburg, Edward Woodal of Ft. Loudon, Beth Monn of Three Springs, and Becky Shields (Carl) of Chambersburg; his step-son, Brady "Bo" Shatzer (fiance Paula) of Chambersburg; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Doris Truett; and a brother, Larry R. Woodal, both of Chambersburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Cleary; and four brothers, Donald Paul Nelson and James L. Woodal; and a daughter, Jody Beecher. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 6-8 PM in the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Interment will be private.
Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at

Jody married Randy Edward Beecher Sr., son of Glenn Edward Beecher Sr. and Emma Elizabeth White, on 27 Apr 1974.1 (Randy Edward Beecher Sr. was born on 9 Oct 1955 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA,2 8 12 13 14 died on 7 Apr 2008 in Fayetteville, Franklin, PA 2 8 12 13 14 and was buried on 11 Apr 2008 in Chambersburg: Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Franklin, PA 2 8 14.)


1 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 10 Nov 1995, page 4. Obituary of Jody L. Beecher.

2 The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland., 9 Apr 2008, Obituary of Randy E. Beecher.

3 Social Security Death Index, Death record of Jody L. Beecher, social security number 170-58-0385.

4, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 170-58-0385 Jody Lynn Beecher. b 12 May 1956 Fort Loudon PA.

5 Find A Grave,

6 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 15 Jun 1977, page 27. Births.

7 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 15 Jun 1977, page 27. Birth of Stacey Beecher.

8 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 9 Apr 2008, page 4. Obituary of Randy E. Beecher Sr.

9 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 12 Apr 2003, page 24.

10 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 9 Nov 1995, page 1. Car-bus crash kills woman.

11 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 25 Sep 2019, page A2, obituary of Charles Edward Woodal.

12 Social Security Death Index, Death record of Randy E. Beecher, social security number 189-46-6116.

13 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 9 Apr 2008, page 3. Obituary of Randy E. Beecher Sr.

14 Find A Grave,

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