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Deborah Wood, 70, of Columbia, Missouri passed away on January 27, 2019 in her home after a valiant battle with cancer. Friends and family will be welcomed on Saturday, February 2 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 10:30 AM and will be followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private for the family.
Mrs. Wood was born on December 28, 1948 in Webster, South Dakota.
She had a strong work ethic and for many years she worked in health care, including medical records. She enjoyed spending time with her siblings, parents, children and grandchildren. She was active for many years in her parish community.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Wood; mother, Eileen Grode; and brother, Steve Grode.
Survivors include her children Bradley (Katharine) Barondeau of Fort Wayne, IN; Amy (Jeff) Ladd of St. Louis, MO; and Byron Brazil of San Francisco, CA; as well as a granddaughter, Madeleine Barondeau of Fort Wayne, IN; and step-grandchildren, Rachel and Sam Ladd of St. Louis, MO, and Emma (Kyle) Robinson of Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Mrs. Wood is also survived by her father, Donald Grode, Bristol, SD; sisters Donna (Bryon) Davis, Punta Gorda, FL; Patricia (Randy) Hurd, Mankato, MN; Julia (Mike) Best, Sioux Falls, SD; Sheila (Chad) Hartman, Sioux Falls, SD and brothers Bruce Grode, Canton, SD and Mark Grode, Titusville, FL.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 903 Bernadette Drive, Columbia, MO 65203.