Eleanor J. Wood

Eleanor J. Wood
Eleanoar J. Wood of Kalamazoo (formerly of Otsego) passed away Sunday, September 13, 2009, in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Wood was born July 21, 1932 in Plainwell to Louis and Thelma (Martin) Punches and was a lifelong resident of Southwest Michigan. Eleanor graduated from OtsegoHigh School. She was employed as a dental assistant, first with Dr. Raymond Malvitz and then with Dr. Yvonne Kochanczyk. Later, she was office manager for the Richard Wood State Farm Insurance office. For many years Eleanor was an active member of the Otsego Church of God, where she was a member of the choir and Sunday School. In her leisure time she was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing, baking and her dog, Max. On August 18, 1949 in Allegan she was married to Richard Wood, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Holly (Dennis) Swincicki of Mecosta, Kandie Wood of Parchment and Leslie (Bob) Dreger of Cooper; four grandchildren, Mike (Heather) Henderson, Elizabeth Swincicki, Katelynd Dreger and Allyson Dreger; four great-grandchildren, Jonathon, Courtney, Luke and Mathew Henderson; three sisters, Barbara (Kerry) Smalla of Otsego, Sheri Himes of Plainwell and Betty Jo ‘Jodi’ Anway of Otsego; many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents and an infant grandson, Mathew Henderson. In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the Otsego Church of God, with Pastor Stephen J. Burrow officiating. Burial of ashes will be at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Eleanor may be made to the Otsego Church of God Roof Fund or Christian Neighbors.
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