Mrs. Lorraine "Ina" L. (Lasher-McMickle) Wood, age 74 of Homosassa, Florida, died Monday, February 24, 2014 in Lecanto, FL. She was born March 14, 1939 in New Paltz, NY, daughter of the late Evelyn (Ayers) and Charles H. Ellis, Jr.. She was a registered nurse and was employed by Kingston Hospital, Kingston, NY. While working there she was employed as staff nurse, head nurse and supervisor during her 17 year career. She then worked with the Ulster County Health Department until moving to Florida in 1990. She began working in the home health field and retired from Leesburg Regional Medical Center in 2000. She cared for relatives and friends, always ready to offer a helping hand to a friend in need. Mrs. Wood was a member of Moose Lodge #1434, Crystal River, West Citrus Elks Lodge #2693, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ladies Auxiliary #4272, lifetime member of Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars #8189, Crystal River, American Legion #0155, Crystal River and the First United Methodist Church of Homosassa.
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Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by husband, Robert "Louis" Wood (2004), son, Robert "Robbie" Alan Lasher Jr. (1982) and a brother, Irving A. Ellis. Survivors include a son, Michael Scott Lasher of Homosassa, 3 granddaughters, Sharon Lee (Arnaldo) Bermudez of Saugerties, NY, Kristin Lee Wilhelm of Hurley, NY and Jessica Lasher of Poughkeepsie, NY, 2 great grandchildren, Robert "Robbie" Auchmoody and Mackenzie Dockery, 3 sisters, Joyce (John) May of Wallkill, NY, Marilyn (Donald) Birch of Lyman, WY and Beverly Jan Ellis of Crystal River, loving companion, John McMickle and many nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are by the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory.
Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory
8495 W Grover Cleveland Blvd Homosassa, FL 34446
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Feb. 25, 2014