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Clara Ophelia Wood

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Clara Ophelia Wood, 83, of West Plains, Mo., died Feb. 24, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Manor in West Plains.

Born Feb. 23, 1922, in West Plains, Mo., she was the daughter of E. Austin Gray and Ella Lee Manning Gray. She was united in marriage Feb. 22, 1947, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Warren P. Wood, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by five sisters -- Evelyn Dix of Oldsmar, Fla., Mary Shaver of Hardy, Ark., Roberta Jo Taylor and husband, Bob, of Memphis, Hilda Rafferty of St. Louis, and Shirley Foster of Hardy; and two brothers -- Richard Gray and wife, Freda, of Aurora, Mo., and Bill Gray of Nixa, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Alma Kernick; and three brothers -- Woodrow Gray, Bryan Gray and Luther Gray.

A memorial service will be held during a family reunion at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of West Plains.