Wilma Lanora Wood
May 16, 1921 - November 22, 2017
ObituaryWilma Wood, a long-time resident of Carnegie, OK, entered the gates of heaven Wednesday the 22nd of November at the age of 96 at Maple Lawn Manor in Hydro, OK. She was born on May 16, 1921 in Ft. Cobb, OK to George and Mae (Bilyeu) Hancock. On July 24, 1937, Wilma married the love of her life, Ross W. Wood, Sr in Carnegie, OK. They were married 46 years and were blessed with 7 children, Dewayne, Ross, Jr., Jimmy, Darlene, Tom, Debbie and Victor.
The early years for Ross and Wilma were hard, but they always provided a loving home and everything their family needed all the while instilling a great faith in God in their children. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Carnegie where she was a long time Sunday School teacher and active in the WMU. Wilma was known for her hard work and her love for her family. For years she worked alongside her children in the cotton fields. The only other job she ever had in the work place was as a cook for Carnegie Public Schools where Wilma retired after 22 years. Wilma is remembered for her amazing, delicious food and was an incredible seamstress. Highlights of her retired years would be spending time with her grandkids on the farm, going to the creek and fixing hobo dinners on that old sand rock hill.
Wilma was proceeded in death by her mother and father, George and Mae, her husband Ross, and her sons Ross Jr., and Jimmy Ray, 10 brothers and sisters. She is survived by 1 brother, Randall Hancock of Yukon, OK, son Dewayne Wood and wife Wilda of Calumet, OK, daughter Darlene Justice and husband Ron of Chickasha, OK, son Tom Wood and wife Peggy of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, daughter Debbie Ridgeway and husband Jimmy of Carnegie, OK and son Victor Wood and wife Sherri of Choctaw, OK. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Ross and Wilma have left a Godly legacy for their family and their friends that will last for many generation. Wilma was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
Date: November 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Ron and Linda Langmacher
Wilma was a special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and we are very sorry for your loss.