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Leona Wood, age 94, service Wednesday

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Leona S. Wood (nee Beam), age 94, of Porter, Ind., passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013.

She was born January 16, 1919, to Joseph and Hannah Beam, both of whom preceded her in death.

She is survived by her four children; Maxine (Pete) Adams of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Joseph (Marcia) Wood of Porter, Ind., Kay (Robert) Miller of San Antonio, Texas and Jack (Tanya) Wood of New Port Richey, Fla.; twenty grandchildren: JoAnn (Terry) Hartsell, Steve (Nancy) Adams, Tim (Lisa) Adams, Abe Adams, Hannah (Ron) Koehler, Michael Wood, Lori (Frank) Pierce, Brian (Stephanie) Wood, Garrett (Cindy) Wood, Amber (Brittney King) Wood, Tiffany (Tony) Migliorini, David and Michael Miller, Darlene (Steve) Jimenez, Thomas (Wanda) Miller, Daniel (Dena) Miller, Van (Jeannie) Jones, Samantha (Russell) Murray, Anthony Wood and Amanda (James) Thompson; daughter-in-law, Raylene Wood; numerous great-grandchildren; great great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Wood was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Wood who married Leona in Chesterton, Ind., on December 24, 1938; son, William Wood; grandson, Peter Adams; great-grandson, Aiden Wood; step-grandson, Eddie Allen; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Wood; and two sisters: Emily Bushore and Maxine Lackovitch.

Mrs. Wood was a member of the E.U.B. Church (United Methodist) of Porter, Ind., and was a Senior Girl Scout Leader and Red Mill Camp Director in LaPorte, Ind. Leona and husband Elmer were the former owners of Wood’s Restaurant in Portage, Ind.

A committal service will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. directly at Graceland Cemetery Chapel, 1505 Morthland Dr., Valparaiso, Ind., 46383, with Pastor G. Thomas Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leona’s memory to the Porter Methodist Church or the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

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Posted 5/20/2013