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Phyllis Ann Harding Wood
December 29, 1933–July 18, 2011
Phyllis A. Wood, 77, of Olin, Iowa, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
A celebration of her life service was held on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin. Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lahey Funeral Home, Olin. Burial was in the Olin Cemetery, Olin, Iowa.
Phyllis Ann Harding was born December 29, 1933, in Baldwin, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Etta (Downer) Harding. She married Frank O. Wood, Sr., on August 20, 1962 at Mt. Carroll, Illinois; he preceded her in death in 2000.
She worked at K-Mart in Cedar Rapids for seventeen years.
Phyllis is survived by her eight children, Marcia (Dana Thomas) Hunter of Anamosa, Leonard (Mary) Ritzman of Monticello, John (Mary) Ritzman, Mark Ritzman and Cindy (Gordon) Vogel, all of Cedar Rapids, Brenda (Chad) Cleveland of Laurens, Frank (Summer) Wood, Jr., of Olin, and Janet (Francis) Thomas of Anamosa; her grandchildren, Rachel, Justin, Emily, Daniel and Monique Ritzman, Katie Lee, Monica Engelbart, Ellen Halder, Adam Vogel, Megan, Melissa, William and Matthew Cleveland, Hilary and Haylie Wood, Jewel Thomas, Jennifer Moyer, Francis Jr., and Joy Thomas; seventeen great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Virginia Harding of Florida and Delores Harding of Clinton; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a grandson, Aaron Ritzman, two granddaughters, Jennifer and Jamie Paup, and eleven brothers and sisters.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 22 July 2011

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