Hopkins - Rector Funeral Home

4 Percy L. Julian Drive, Greencastle, IN


Mary Elizabeth Wood

February 16, 1930January 18, 2020

Mary Elizabeth Wood, 89, of Greencastle passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Mill Pond Health Campus.

Mary was born in Ocala, Florida on February 16, 1930, the daughter of Paul R. and Laufa (Moore) Kendle, and was a graduate of Petersburg High School. She went on to attend Greenville College and Indiana State University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Oakland City University in 1972.

Mrs. Wood taught English for over 25 years, and retired from Monrovia High School in 1995. She was a member of Fillmore United Methodist Church, and held several offices in the United Methodist Church. Singing was a big part of her life, and she sang for many churches and gatherings with her sisters.

Survivors include three children, Maurice “Sonny” Wood, (wife-Marcia), Kankakee, Illinois, Janet Rock (husband-August), Palm Bay, Florida, and Mark Wood, Greencastle; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 56 years, Charles Edward Wood; a brother; and five sisters.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Palmer-Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday.

Memories may be shared with at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 22, 2020


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Lizz Braselton

January 20, 2020

I can remember a Thanksgiving at the log house...knowing Aunt Mary was always correcting our English...several of us cousins decided to prank her. So we all made up some random statement using the word ain't...oh you would've thought the world just ended...Aunt Mary saying there no such word as ain't...on and on....we laughed and she laughed too.