Dewitt Obits

Mary Rebekah Wood-Killing of Clinton

Mary Rebekah Wood-Killing, 101 of Clinton, IL passed away 4:50 A.M. November 9, 2013 at her family residence in Clinton, IL.

No services are planned at this time. The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites. Memorials may be made to the Mary Wood-Killing Memorial Fund.

Mary was born April 15, 1912 in Moorefield, WV the daughter of George and Sadie (Reel) Lockard. She married Stanley Wood in 1931 having 4 children. Stanley passed in 1953. Later she married Mr. Killing who has also passed.

Survivors include 2 daughters: Beulah Chandler, Clinton, IL and Louise Basset, MO; 12 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter: Eileen; 2 great grandsons; 1 brother and 1 sister.

Mary’s family moved to Piatt county in 1916. Mary lived in Atwood for 30 years and later moving to Clinton with her daughter for the last 6 years. She served in the church, playing the piano. She worked in libraries and was a cashier. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, most of all she loved family gatherings. She will be greatly missed.