Mary A. Wood

Mary A. Wood, 97, of Garner passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, at Concord Care Center in Garner.

  A funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, in Garner, with Fr. Andrew Marr officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Cataldo Funeral Chapel, Garner with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. followed by a Scriptural wake service.  Visitation continued one hour prior to services at the church.

  Memorials may be directed to St. Boniface Catholic Church.

  Mary Alice Wood, the daughter of George and Eliza (Mooney) Sherbon, was born April 6, 1925, at Granite Falls, Minn. She attended several schools in the north Iowa area and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School. On June 10, 1946, she was married to Leo Henry Wood.  To this union 16 children were born. 

The couple farmed near Cedar Rapids, Mason City, Clear Lake and Forest City before moving to Garner in 1991. Mary enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening, canning and making blankets for her grandchildren. She also made layettes for church missions.

  She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

  Mary is survived by her children, Wanda Kunzman, Mason City, Frank (Mary Lou) Wood, Mason City, David (Denise) Wood, Mason City, Jeanne Hefty, Conrad, Iowa, Alan Wood, Clear Lake, Rose Monson, Clear Lake, Charles (Tina) Wood, Webster, Wis., Diana McCombe, Rushville, Ill., Tom Wood, Garner, Dale (Missy) Wood, Rockford, Paul (Lori) Wood, Clear Lake and Annie Wood, Mason City; two daughters-in-law, Donna Wood, Albert Lea, Minn. and Anne Wood, Cedar Rapids; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo, Oct. 18, 2017; an infant son, Leo, Jr.; three sons, John, Dean and Stephen Wood; a brother, George Sherbon, Jr.; and a sister, Joan Haley.

Cataldo Funeral Chapel, Garner, was in charge of arrangements.



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