Agnes Mae Atwood (1922 - 2016)

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A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Agnes M. Atwood, 93, will be conducted at a later date. The cremains will be placed next to Cecil's at Baker's Cemetery in Hardy, Arkansas.
Agnes Mae Atwood, the eldest daughter of William Dewey and Laura B. (Ault) Barton, was born July 20, 1922, near Elkhart, and died Jan. 13, 2016, at the Methodist Jenny Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, at the age of 93 years, 5 months, and 23 days.
Agnes was baptized at the Elkhart Christian Church. She attended the Elkhart Community Schools graduating with the High School Class of 1940. Last year she was the representative for her class at the Elkhart All School Reunion. Following graduation, Agnes worked at the Ordinance plant in Ankeny, during World War II.
On Nov. 25, 1945, she was united in marriage to Cecil Atwood of What Cheer. They were blessed with one daughter, Rebecca. During their married life they lived in What Cheer, Sac City and Sioux City. Agnes was a home maker caring for Cecil and Rebecca. They retired and made their home in Hardy, Arkansas. Cecil died in 1992. Agnes enjoyed her home in Hardy then moved to the Exira Care Center in May of 2008.
Agnes was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Atwood; her parents; her sister Mildred (Barton) Walker and her husband Russell, and her brother Guy R. Burton; her father-in-law and her mother-in-law A.E. and wife Vera Atwood; her brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Hoyle Stanley and Boyd and Marianne (Atwood) White.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Rebecca (Atwood) McCoy and Kevin Milam; her grandson Joshua and wife Lucky Sargent and their children Destiny, Faith, Josiah, and Danika Sargent all of Beggs, Okl.; her sisters-in-law Harriette Stanley of Ottumwa, and Ruth Barton of Exira; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Jan. 22 to Jan. 29, 2016