Della Elizabeth Woomer of Iowa and formerly of Smyrna passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, with loved ones by her side. Della Elizabeth Evans was born May 21, 1953 to Joseph Bruce Evans and Della Elizabeth (Scofield) Evans in Philadelphia, Pa. where she was raised with her four siblings. The family eventually moved to Delaware where Della met and married her rock, Michael Guy Woomer in 1978.

Della was a lifelong employee at DHCI (Delaware Hospital for the Chronically ill). At the age of 16 she received a Nurse Aide Certificate then later she got her LPN, making her the first in her family to graduate college. 

Later in life Della lived out a dream of being a traveling nurse in Alaska where she worked for four years before retiring. Due to excessive moving as a child, Della would often say her biggest accomplishment was making sure her daughters started and finished school in the same school district and this she was proud of.  

Della had many attributes such as fostering adults with disabilities, church involvement and never met a stranger. She would give all she had to anyone in need and didn’t think twice about it. Della loved to cook and would often show up to your house with bags of groceries and make a meal. She also liked to involve the grandchildren in the cooking. Della loved her grandchildren fiercely and always worked to make sure they had what they needed. Her laughter and love of God will never be forgotten by those close to her. She will also be remembered for her card signature “Just be There”, her reminder that she wants to see us in Heaven.  

Della is survived by her children, step-sons Michael (Ann) Woomer of Lewistown, Pennsylvania, Jeffery Woomer of Wilmington; daughter, Lammisa Stanislow of Florida, Christina (Jeff) Scott of Iowa with whom she resided; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her lifelong friend Judith L. Franklin; many nieces and nephews.  

Della was preceded in death by her husband Michael Woomer; her parents and a sibling. 

A celebration of life for Della Woomer was held on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Church of the Open Bible in Iowa Falls. Linn’s Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family: Della Woomer Memorial c/o Linn’s Funeral Home, 1521 Washington Avenue, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126.