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Elwood "Woody" Miracle

September 28, 1940 August 12, 2021
Elwood "Woody" Miracle
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Obituary for Elwood "Woody" Miracle

Vinton—Elwood “Woody” Miracle, 80, died peacefully at home Thursday, August 12, 2021.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 16, 2021 at the First Christian Church in Vinton with Pastor Richard Jumper and Jennie Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church on Monday. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.
Elwood “Woody” Miracle was born September 28, 1940 in Middlesboro, KY, the son of Elvin Miracle and Darcie Arnett. Woody attended the Kentucky School for the Blind in Louisville, KY, and graduated from Moorehead University with a BA in Education. Woody taught for three years in the public school system in Grafton, OH, and then at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton for thirty years. He coached wrestling in Grafton and in Vinton and retired from teaching in 1995.
On May 8, 1962 he was united in marriage to Linda Lemaster in Moorehead, KY.
Woody was a member of First Christian Church, Vinton. Woody hosted Bible studies in his home, enjoyed playing cards, baseball games (especially his grandson’s games) and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Woody is survived by his wife of 59 years, Linda; one son, Rich (Lori) Miracle; one daughter, Marsha Burright; four grandchildren: Kylie, Conner and Kinzzy Miracle and Benjamin Burright; one sister: Geraldine (Odevah) Howard and several nieces and nephews.
Woody was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.
A memorial fund has been established.
VanSteenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home of Vinton is caring for Woody and his family. Condolences may be left at www.vsrfh.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

16

Aug

10:00 AM 8/16/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/16/2021 11:00:00 AM
First Christian Church

1209 W 13th St.
Vinton, IA 52349

First Christian Church
1209 W 13th St. Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Service

Monday

16

Aug

11:00 AM 8/16/2021 11:00:00 AM
First Christian Church

1209 W 13th St.
Vinton, IA 52349

First Christian Church
1209 W 13th St. Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

1002 E 10th St
Vinton, IA 52349

1002 E 10th St Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

A fund has been established.

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
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