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Clara Ophelia Wood

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Born 2-23-1922 -- Died 2-24-2005

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

She was born the daughter of the late E. Austin Gray and Ella Lee Manning Gray on Feb. 23, 1922, in West Plains, Mo. 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, Tenn., Hilda Rafferty of St. Louis, Mo., and Shirley Foster of Hardy, Ark.; 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; one sister, Alma Kernick; and three brothers -- Woodrow Gray, Bryan Gray and Luther Gray.

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