Leona S. (Beam) Wood

LEONA S. WOOD (NEE BEAM) PORTER, IN Leona S. Wood (nee Beam), age 94 of Porter, IN, entered into life January 16, 1919, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013. She is survived by her four children: Maxine (Pete) Adams of Murfreesboro, TN, Joseph (Marcia) Wood of Porter, IN, Kay (Robert) Miller of San Antonio, TX and Jack (Tanya) Wood of New Port Richey, FL; twenty grandchildren: JoAnn (Terry) Hartsell, Steve (Nancy) Adams, Tim (Lisa) Adams, Abe Adams, Hannah (Ron) Koehler, Michael Wood, Lori (Frank) Pierce, Brian (Stephanie) Wood, Garrett (Cindy) Wood, Amber (Brittney King) Wood, Tiffany (Tony) Migliorini, David and Michael Miller, Darlene (Steve) Jimenez, Thomas (Wanda) Miller, Daniel (Dena) Miller, Van (Jeannie) Jones, Samantha (Russell) Murray, Anthony Wood and Amanda (James) Thompson; daughter in law, Raylene Wood; numerous great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Wood, who married Leona in Chesterton, IN on December 24, 1938; son, William Wood; parents, Joseph and Hannah Beam; grandson, Peter Adams; great grandson, Aiden Wood; step grandson, Eddie Allen; daughter in law, Carolyn Wood; and two sisters: Emily Bushore and Maxine Lackovitch. A committal service will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. DIRECTLY at Graceland Cemetery Chapel, 1505 Morthland Dr., Valparaiso, IN 46383 with Pastor G. Thomas Jones officiating. Mrs. Wood was a member of the E.U.B. Church (United Methodist) of Porter, IN and was a Senior Girl Scout Leader and Red Mill Camp Director in LaPorte, IN. Leona and husband Elmer were the former owners of Wood's Restaurant in Portage, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leona's loving memory to the Porter Methodist Church or the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Please visit: www.kuiperfh.com.


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9039 Kleinman Road Highland, IN 46322
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Published in The Times on May 20, 2013