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Katherine V. Wood

Katherine V. Wood, 93, of Franklin, went to be with her Lord on Monday, March 3, 2014, with her family at her side.

She was born Jan. 30, 1921, in Hart County, Ky., to James Oscar and Emily Ann (Puckett) Avery.

Katherine was a devoted wife to Gilbert “Woody” Wood, whom she married on Feb. 26, 1938. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2010.

Together they owned Woody’s Stop 11. They were also Amway distributors for many years. Katherine worked at the Providence grocery when she was younger and was a homemaker for her children.

She was a member of Meridian Church of God, and she also participated in the Bargersville Senior Citizens fashion show later in her life. She loved to do crafts, play bingo and play cards. She loved to travel with Woody and to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be very missed by all who knew and loved her.

Katherine is survived by her son, Wallace (Diane) Wood; daughters, Judith Ann Coomer, Phyllis Joan Bechert, Theresa Lynn (John) Clark and Kathleen (Jeffrey) Anderson; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gilbert L. Wood; granddaughter, Debra A. Bemis; brothers, Hillard “Jack”, Duard, James Taylor and Paul Avery; and sisters, Zelma Waymen, Arlene Clark and Marion Conover.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or to New Hope Hospice.

To send or view online condolences, please visit www.forestlawncemetery-fh.com

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