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Freda Irene (Franklin) Wood

October 11, 1926 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 93)


Freda Irene (Franklin) Wood, 93, of Spencer passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born in Spencer, Indiana on October 11, 1926 to Fred and Freda (Thompson) Franklin.

Irene attended Indiana University. She married the love of her life Johnnie Wood on June 1, 1946. Irene worked for Hicks Office Equipment as the office manager. She previously worked at Vincennes University in office administration and the Sun Commercial as the assistant editor for the society page. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Spencer, Women's Guild First Christian Church in Vincennes, and National League of American Pen Women. Irene loved to play golf and shuffleboard. She taught round dancing and enjoyed sewing. Irene was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be missed.

Irene is survived by her three daughters, Barbara (David) DeBoer, Susan (Kevin) Kleine, and Emily Wood; sister, Patty Woolard; eight grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Johnnie Wood, three brothers and three sisters.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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