Lois C. Wood, 85, St. Joseph, MO

Published 08/26 2014 10:01AM

Updated 08/26 2014 10:04AM

Lois C. Wood, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, August 24, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born November 6, 1928 to Leslie and Paula (Schnuelle) Schneider in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Lois married Robert B. Wood on March 1, 1952. He preceded her in death on June 7, 2012.

She graduated from Central High School class of 1946, Gard Business School and went to work at Commerce Loan. She later worked and retired from Boehringer Ingelheim.

She was a long time member of Brookdale Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed going on mission trips and volunteering at Kid Zone, Mark Twain Elementary, Open Door Food Kitchen and Pass the Power. She also enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds in her backyard, but most of all spending time with her family.

Lois was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Debra Lynne; and brother, Daryl Schneider.

Survivors: daughters, Leslie Saverino (Steve) and Valerie Dahle (Ralph); six grandchildren, Emily Lindsay (Jimmy), Nathan Saverino (Dana), Sadie Kennedy (Andy), Nick Saverino, Chance Dahle and Tucker Dahle; one great-grandson, Andon Lindsay; sister-in-law, Jody Schneider; cousin, Marla Jean Schneider; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Services:  10:00 A.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Brookdale Church Missions or the Open Door Food Kitchen. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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