Delsey Lee Woolsey, 72, of Sugar Creek, Mo., formerly of Chilhowee, Mo., passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence. Delsey was born May 21, 1944, in Greenwood, Missouri, the daughter of Alpha William Wood and Lulamel Vine (Stevenson) Wood. In her younger years, she resided in Versailles. She married Robert Leroy Atkinson Sr. in 1961 in Sedalia. The couple made their home in Independence for several years prior to moving to Chilhowee in 1972. Later, Delsey returned to Independence. She was a cook at several restaurants throughout the years. She collected angels and she enjoyed doing embroidery and going to the casinos. Spending time with family and friends brought her the most joy. Survivors include daughter: Vickie Dine of Independence, Mo.; three sons: Robert "Allen" Atkinson, Clayton Leroy Atkinson and Ricky Lee Atkinson, all of Independence, Mo.; two stepdaughters: Burgundy Newberry and husband, Scott, of Warrensburg, Mo., and Arlene "Renae" Monroe and husband, Kendall, of Stover, Mo.; two stepsons: Eric Alonzo Atkinson and Robert Leroy Atkinson Jr., both of Stover, Mo.; brother: Wilford Wood of Belton, Mo.; twenty seven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters: Frances Fields, Nadine Wood, Clarcie Fields, Dorothy Boin, Jewell Duett and Ruth May Greenwell; and eight brothers: Buck Coonce, Wilbert Coonce, Raymond Wood, Clovis James Lees, Aubrey Wood, Roy Binder, Lloyd Wood and Elmer Wood. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Williams Funeral Chapel, 609 E. 10th St., Holden, 816-732-4188. The Rev. Charles Brant will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Chilhowee Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Oct. 18, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net.
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