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Virginia Erdeen Wood, age 92, of Newark, MO, died November 14, 2013, at Country Aire Retirement Estates in Lewistown, MO.
She was born on September 1, 1921, in Shelby County, MO, the daughter of Richard Lee and Maude Elizabeth Wilt Latimer. On July 30, 1938, she was united in marriage to Gilbert Basil Wood in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death on June 10, 2003.
Virginia is survived by one son-in-law, Ben Tuan of Winnepeg, Canada; special friends, Sharon and Larry McKinney of Newark, MO, and Robert Manyx of Quincy, IL; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Marilyn Tuan; her brother, Harold Latimer and his wife Dorothy and one great-nephew, John Latimer.
Virginia was a Bethel High School graduate. She was an avid collector, enjoyed pets, and card playing and dominos with her great- great nieces and nephews. Visiting with her family and friends was her greatest joy.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, MO, with burial to follow at Shiloh Cemetery northeast of Bethel, MO. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials to Shiloh Cemetery, Bethel, MO.