Margaret Louise Wood

Margaret Louise Wood of Columbia died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. She was 85.

Margaret was born Dec. 24, 1925, in Columbia, to Harry L. and Mamie (Bradley) Gilmore.

She married Dorsey D. Wood on Nov. 8, 1946.

Mrs. Wood was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She graduated from Hickman High School and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. She was very involved in the church, and served as a Sunday school and vacation Bible school teacher.

Mrs. Wood is survived by three daughters, Arletta Hanratty and her husband, Bruce, of Union, Marydell Khan and her husband, Jim, of Columbia, and Hope McCrary and her husband, Jan of Hallsville; one son, Donald E. Wood and his wife, Judy, of Hallsville; brothers Jack Gilmore and Bradley Gilmore of Columbia and James Gilmore of Stover; a sister, Peggy Rhoades, of Sturgeon; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Her husband died earlier.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Parker Funeral Services, 22 N. Tenth St. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Parker Funeral Services. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials can be sent to the Bethany Baptist Church, 1703 W. Worley St., Columbia, MO 65203.

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