Born 10-26-1911 -- Died 10-18-2003
Edith Oleva Wood, 91, of Mountain Grove, Mo., formerly of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late John Duncan and Lucy Cordelia Haynes Short was born Oct. 26, 1911, in Sturkie, Ark. She died Oct. 18 at Autumn Oaks Caring Center in Mountain Grove, Mo.
She married Troy Berton Wood Dec. 18, 1930 at Sturkie and to this union five children were born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a homemaker. She was a member of Salem First Baptist Church and Salem Chapter Order of the Easter Star 521.
Survivors include three sons -- Olen Duane Wood of San Diego, Ronald Ray Wood of Independence, Mo., and Troy Max Wood of Mountain Grove, Mo.; two daughters -- Donna Fay Sanders of West Glacier, Mont. and Anita Lee Hudgens of Phoenix Ariz.; a brother, Lavern Short of Garland, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, eight brothers and two sisters.
The funeral was Oct. 21 at Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem with John Hodges officiating. Interment was in Salem Cemetery with arrangements by Barker Funeral Home of Salem.
Pallbearers were Sean Wood, John Wood, Jeremy Cunning- ham, Dale Shelton, Frank Oliver and Donald Ward.
Family requests donations to Salem First Baptist Church, Salem, AR 72576.