Virginia Anne Rivers Wood, 77, of Dawn, MO passed away on December 23, 2010 at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, MO.
Anne Wood was born February 20, 1933 in Columbia, SC the daughter of Charles Ross Rivers Sr. and Virginia Nancy Goff Rivers.
She was a graduate of Columbia High School, Columbia, SC and graduated from Furman University, Greenville, SC.
On September 22, 1956 Anne married her husband of 54 years, Dale Wood in the Park Street Baptist Church in Columbia, SC. He survives of the home.
Anne was a home economics teacher for a year in South Carolina and for two years in Kidder, MO before becoming a homemaker and raising her family.
Anne was a member of the Dawn Baptist Church and was the pianist there for over 45 years. She was a member of the WMU and very active in all the church’s activities. Anne played the piano each Thursday at Livingston Manor Care Center in Chillicothe. She was also an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Dale, listed above; daughter Nancy Russell and husband Steve of Ironton, MO; a son, Bryan Wood and wife, Wanda, of Charleston, SC; Ann Wood of Lake Viking, MO; daughter, Melody McAffry and husband Ned of Lake Village, AR; 8 grandchildren, Blake Russell of Lebanon, MO, Amy Russell George of Lakenheath RAF, England, Ashley Russell Parker of Blue Springs, MO, Keith Russell of Ironton, MO, Ross Wood of Chillicothe, MO, Terrill Wood of Lake Viking, MO, Skyler and Kyle McAffry of Lake Village, AR; one great granddaughter, Sarah Parker of Blue Springs, MO.
Anne was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Charles Ross Rivers Jr.
Memorials in honor of Anne may be made to Grand Oaks Assembly and left at the funeral home or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO 64601. On-line condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com .
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Dawn Baptist Church in Dawn, MO
Burial will be at Welsh Cemetery, Dawn, MO.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2010 at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO.