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Pauline Wood, 94, of Mount Ayr, formerly of Ellston, died July 22, 2013, at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.

Services were Friday, July 26, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Ellston. The Rev. Robin Thomas officiated the service. Burial was in the Ellston Cemetery. Memorials may be to the United Methodist Church in Ellston.

Mrs. Wood, daughter of Frank and Mary Gray, was born May 28, 1919 in Ellston. She graduated from Ellston high school in 1936. On October 23, 1937 she married Donald ‘Breezy’ Wood in Tipton, Iowa. She taught in a country school, was a homemaker and worked in her later years in the grocery store in Ellston. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ellston. She enjoyed playing golf and cards and will be remembered for her delightful sense of humor.

Survivors include four sons, LeRoy (Sandi) Wood of Kellerton, Iowa, Greg (Debbie) Wood of Billings, Montana, Ronald (Pam) Wood of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Kenny (Diane) Wood of Vian, Oklahoma; three daughters, Glenda (Jim) Jobe of Sun Lakes, Arizona, Janet (Lincoln) Jackson of Creston, Iowa and Mary Ann (Bob) Pottorff of Mount Ayr, Iowa; a foster daughter, Ruby Vanderpool Grose of Glen Rock, Wyoming; 37 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great grandchildren, and two sisters, Doris Vance of Saint Marys, Idaho and Norma Michaels of Pendelton, Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a son-in-law, Lynn Sickels, two grandsons, Bobby Pottorff and Kevin O’Mailia, and one infant great-granddaughter, Gabriella Faith Gilliam.

A memorial has been established in the name of Pauline Wood to the United Methodist Church of Ellston.  

Services were conducted at the United Methodist Church in Ellston on Friday, July 26, 2013, with

Rev. Robin Thomas officiating. Musical selections were ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ and ‘A Place In The Sun.’

Casket bearers included Steve Wood, John Sickels, Scott Wood, Mike O’Mailia, Omer Adli, Jeff Jobe, Shawn O’Mailia, Greg Jobe, Randy Pottorff, Brent Wood, Gavin Wood, Mike Wood, Isaac Rush, Paul Rush, Donnie Grose, Kenny Grose and Mike Grose.

Burial was in the Ellston Cemetery in Ellston. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

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