Pella Chronicle


January 4, 2013

Cecilia Wood

Pella — Cecilia Kay (Estes) Wood, 72, of Oskaloosa died Monday, December 24, 2012 at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born Wednesday, November 13, 1940 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Cecil and Dorothy Goodell Estes. She attended Washington High School in Washington, Iowa.  On December 3, 1968 she was united in marriage to James Wood at Fairfield, Iowa and they later divorced. Cecilia worked various jobs until going back to school at Indian Hills for nursing. She graduated from Indian Hills in 1987 with her R.N. She then worked at Pella Regional Health Center for 10 years and lastly at Washington County Hospital until her retirement in 2005. She loved Elvis, fast cars, and being outdoors.

Her family includes her four sons: Doug Hole and Tracey Hole both of Oskaloosa, Brian (& Barb) Hole of Coralville, and William (& Soari) Hafel IV of San Diego, CA; two daughters: Cindy Reinier of Fremont, and Marlo (& James) Hubbell of Oskaloosa; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother: Miland Lathrop.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29,  at the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Reverend Carla Nelson officiating. Burial took place in the Ollie Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa. Visitation was held Friday in the Bates Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Cecilia Wood Memorial Fund.


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