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Pauline Wood – Mount Ayr

Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 9:19 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 11:23 a.m. CDT

Pauline Wood, 94, of Mount Ayr, formerly of Sun Valley Lake, died July 22, 2013, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 26, at the United Methodist Church in Ellston. The Rev. Robin Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in Ellston Cemetery. Open visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr. Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church in Ellston. Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmstrongfh.com.

Pauline Wood, daughter of Frank and Mary Gray, was born May 28, 1919, in Ellston.

Pauline graduated from Ellston High School in 1936.

On Oct. 23, 1937, Pauline married Donald “Breezy” Wood in Tipton.

Pauline taught in a country school, was a homemaker and worked in her later years in the grocery store in Ellston.

Pauline was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ellston.   

Pauline is survived by her sons, LeRoy (Sandi) Wood of Kellerton, Greg (Debbie) Wood of Billings, Mont., Ronald (Pam) of Gravois Mills, Mo., and Kenny (Diane) of Vian, Okla.; daughters, Glenda (Jim) Jobe of Sun Lakes, Ariz., Janet (Lincoln) Jackson of Creston and Mary Ann (Bob) Pottorff of Mount Ayr; foster daughter Ruby Vanderpool Grose of Glen Rock, Wyo.; 37 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Doris Vance of St. Marys, Idaho, and Norma Michaels of Pendelton, Ore.

Pauline was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son-in-law Lynn Sickels; grandsons, Bobby and Kevin Pottorff; and infant great-granddaughter Gabriella Faith Gilliam.

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