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Lorene (Kearbey) Wood

January 13, 1932 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Lorene Wood Obituary

Iris Lorene Wood, 92, of Cape Girardeau, MO, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, January 13, 2024, on her birthday.

Lorene was born on January 13, 1932, to Carl and Iva (Hedspeth) Kearbey in Cane Creek Valley in Northern Butler County, Missouri. She married Kenneth Leon Wood on September 16, 1951, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Lorene and Kenneth built a life of serving their church and community. Lorene was a very witty and knowledgeable woman. Her greatest joys in life were helping others through volunteer work, and spending time with her family.

Lorene is survived by one brother, Verdis Kearbey; granddaughter, Megan Wood (Pablo Trejo); daughter-in-law, Carolyn Wood (Max Williamson); along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Wood; son, John Keith Wood; four brothers, Eugene, Lyle, Lyndle, and Daris; four sisters, Alpha, Lavern, Geraldine, and Charlotte.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 22, 2024, from 11:00-12:00pm at Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral & Cremation Services. Funeral service will follow beginning at noon with Pastor Glenn Hamilton. Burial will take place at Sparkman Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Cape Girardeau Senior Center (921 N Clark St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701) or Antioch Baptist Church (3410 Old Hopper Road, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701).

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January 22, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Services
1100 Iron Bridge Road
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Funeral Service
January 22, 2024

12:00 PM
Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Services
1100 Iron Bridge Road
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901


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