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BUFFALO-Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada for Francis Marie Wood, 93, formerly of Vernon County, who died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Colonial Springs Healthcare in Buffalo, following a short illness. Burial will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo.

Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 a.m.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Olive Branch Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.


The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com.


Survivors include a son, Robert M. “Bobby” Wood and wife Jean, Buffalo; a daughter-in-law, Cheri Wood, Bates City; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.


She was preceded in death by a twin sister, Frankie Woody; two sisters, Mary Schuholm and June Rhine and two sons, George F. Wood and Robert I. Wood.


Mrs. Wood was born July 11, 1920, in Vernon County, to Frank Marshall and Anna May (Slates) Carter. She was reared in Vernon County and attended the rural country schools. She then worked in various restaurants in Sheldon most of her life. She was a longtime member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Milo, where she was baptized as a young girl. Her hobbies included gardening, fishing and cooking. She had made Buffalo her home for the past 14 years.


She married George A. “Del” Wood in December of 1936. He died in 1971.


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