Mary Lou (Stoneberger) Wood

November 30, 1927 ~ October 10, 2018 (age 90)

Mary Lou Wood, 90, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Oakview Heights surrounded by the love of her family.


She was born November 30, 1927, the daughter of Luther and Evelyn (Compton) Stoneberger in Griffin, Indiana.  On November 26, 1943, Mary Lou married Donald E. Wood.  He preceded her in death May 3, 1988.


Mary Lou was a member of Heartland Worship Center.  She worked at Snap-On Tools prior to her sickness.  Mary Lou loved her family deeply and was adored by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   She enjoyed cooking for others--especially cookies.  Mary Lou was a kind soul and will be missed by many.


Left to cherish Mary Lou’s memory is her children Dan (Susan K. Hungerford) Wood of Culpeper, Virginia, Gary (Ann Hinderliter) Wood, and Donna (Pastor Tony) Hodgson of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; four grandchildren, Mick (Marsha) Wood, Scott (Karen) Wood, Tiffany (Ryan) Haywood, and Brittany (Timmy) Steed; twelve great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Gladys Caldwell, who was loved like a daughter.


Preceding Mary Lou in death were her parents; her husband; a grandchild, Chris Wood; siblings, Kenneth Stoneberger, Beatrice Hedge, Doris Treece, Leota Burton, Earl Stoneberger, Chester Stoneberger, Donald Stoneberger and three infant siblings.


Visitation will be held Monday, October 15, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Heartland Worship Center, 212 West Second Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, with the funeral immediately following at 1:00 p.m.  Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 1827 College Drive, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.


Memorials can be made to Heartland Worship Center.  Envelopes will be available at the church or at Short Funeral Home.


The family would like to thank the special ladies that took such good care of their mother over the years:  Dee Collins, Lori O’Daniel and Stephanie Umfleet.


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Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Mary Lou’s family.

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