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Mary Wood

Mary Jean (Sparks) Wood, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 13, 2017, at Pioneer Park, in Lone Tree. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 18, at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City. Visitation was held before the service. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans Charity or to the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Wood was born Sept. 18, 1926, in Bertram, the daughter of David F. and Bessie Fern (Comp) Sparks. Her early years were spent in the Bertram and Cedar Rapids areas, graduating from McKinley High School in Cedar Rapids in 1944. She was united in marriage to Enoch “Dick” Wood on Dec. 30, 1946, in Cedar Rapids. The couple made their home in North Liberty. She was employed as a cashier in the staff dining room at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Wood was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church, in Iowa City.
Mary is survived by her two daughters: Juanita Walker of Lone Tree and her children, Trisha (Owen) Murray and Shonda Shockley and Jamie Walker; Sandy Robe and her husband Steven of Coralville, and their children Nathan (Melanie), Brandon and Kathryn (Matt) Keller; two sons, Larry Wood and his wife Robin of Anderson, S.C., and his son Benjamin (Betsy); Steven Wood and his wife Laurie of Iowa City, and their children Philip (Jennifer) and Jennifer (Matt) Ploeger; 11 great-grandchildren; her sister Fae Edwards and her husband Larry of Cedar Rapids; her brother