Betty Wood

Friday, October 9, 2009

Betty Jean Wood, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 27, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Theodore and Edith Phillips Bock. She and Norman W. Wood were married Sept. 7, 1946, in Cape Girardeau.

Betty was a graduate of Central High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She was a member of Old St. Vincent's Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Norman W. Wood of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Cindy Ahmed of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Mark Wood of Thomasville, Ga., Matt Wood of Asheville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Deborah Cathcart, Christine Boesch, Jonathan Wood, Kate Wood and Crystal Ball; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Patty Ball, who passed away in 2005.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be at 6:30.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Old St. Vincent's Church, with the Rev. Patrick Nwokoye officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Habitat For Humanity.

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