Helen L. Wood, 87, St. Joseph, Missouri went home to be with Jesus Sunday, August 24, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.
She was born September 23, 1926 to Roscoe Byron and Gladys Arceal (Adkins) Smith.
Helen married Robert P. Wood on November 27, 1948. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wood graduated from Missouri Methodist School of Nursing and later became a homemaker.
Helen was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed knitting, reading, crafting, and puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Ruth Thrall; and brother, R.B. Smith.
Survivors: sons, Joseph Wood (Gwen), St. Joseph, Missouri and Walter Wood (Kim), Monroe, North Carolina; daughters, Lorri Crosswhite (Michael), Phoenix, Arizona and Barbara Wood (Heidi Dellinger), Overland Park, Kansas; grandchildren, Matthew, Wendy, Bradley, and Katherine Wood, Jonathan Crosswhite, and Adrienne Armenta (Ascary); great-grandchildren, Chyann Johnson, Ethan Wood, and Elliana Armenta; brother, Bob Herring; sister, Beverly Creal; numerous nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Mavis (Bill) and Charlaine Smith.
Services: 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Leavenworth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Hands of Hope Hospice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.