Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mary Bernice Wood – Obituary

Mary-Wood-1431172509Mary Bernice Wood was born February 3, 1925 in the Hillerman community.  She was the daughter of John and Leatha (Burnham) Manley.

In her youth, Mary attended Hillerman Baptist Church and later the Boaz Pentecostal Church.

Mary was united in marriage to Roy William Wood on September 13, 1941 in Charleston, Missouri.  Four children were born to bless this union.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Roy on October 30, 1981.  Additionally, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Linda Sue Wood, her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.  Mary entered her heavenly home on Friday, May 8, 2015.

Survivors include her 2 sons – Roy William Wood, Jr. of Bradley and Robert Wood of Vienna; 2 daughters – Judy Meyers of Karnak and Kathy Craig of Vienna; 8 grandchildren – Brenda Kay and Roy Alan Wood, Ronald, Christine, and James Wood, Michelle Shreves, Marcus and Katrina Craig; 9 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; a brother – James Manley of Grantsburg; 3 sisters – Betty Bayless of Grand Chain, Katherine Rider of Dongola and Margaret Farris of New Lenox; and a special friend – Carrie Thomas of Kankakee.

Mary was employed as a medical records clerk at the Manteno State Hospital.

She loved to make handcrafted items and especially enjoyed quilting.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 11, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.  Rev. Randall Casey will officiate.  Burial will be in the Cypress Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be conducted from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

Memorials may be made Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 1700, Paducah, KY 42002 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 320 East Walnut Street, Suite A, Carbondale, IL 62901.

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