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Edna Poindexter Wood

Monday, May 9, 2005

Edna Poindexter Wood, 95, of Marshall, died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 9, at Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home in Marshall. Rev. Paul Callahan officiated. Organist Ramona Bullington accompanied Randy Shannon as he sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were William Perry, Earl Ray, James Ray, Gary Riley, Matt Riley and Tim Riley. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Crowder and Charles McCoy. Burial was in Old Lamine Cemetery in Cooper County. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in Marshall in care of the funeral home.

Born April 28, 1910, near Blackwater, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Lelia Rucker Poindexter. On April 16, 1932, in Mexico, she married Harrison Wood, who preceded her in death May 29, 1998. They farmed north of Marshall for many years, until they retired and moved to Marshall. She attended school in Blackwater and at Missouri Valley College. She taught in rural schools of Saline County for 25 years and was a member of First Baptist Church in Marshall.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.