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Alice Elizabeth Riggs Wood

Obituary for Alice Elizabeth Riggs Wood

October 16, 1925 - March 21, 2017
Greenwood, Indiana | Age 91


Alice Elizabeth (Riggs) Wood, age 91, of Greenwood, passed away on March 21, 2017.

Alice, known as Betty, was born on October 16, 1925 in rural Nineveh Township, Indiana to James Alvin and Ethel (Mullikin) Riggs. She attended school in Nineveh but graduated from New Salem High School in 1943. It was during her years in Nineveh that she met the love of her life and her future husband Floyd Walter Wood. Betty graduated from Indiana University in 1948 with a degree in Home Economics and was awarded her Master's Degree in 1971. She began her teaching career in Coesse, IN and retired from Greenwood Community Schools as the head of the Home Economics Department in 1986. Betty and Floyd married in 1950 and had three daughters, ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, square dancing and traveling. Together, Betty and Floyd visited all fifty states and many countries.

Survivors include her daughters Rebecca Rhodes, Marilyn Wood and Diane Jones (Kenny); grandchildren, Jennifer Muller (Kevin), Allison Dutton (Nathan), Natalie Desser (Tim), Michael Moonan, Catherine Moonan, Daniel Moonan, Kimberly Eckert (Nathan), Hannah Jones, Kenneth Jones, Jr. (Amy) and Bradley Jones.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Wood, on November 12, 2016. Also preceding her in death were her parents, and her siblings, Ransom, Dorothy, Mabel, George and Bob.

Betty was a long time member of Psi Iota Xi Service Sorority and a member of Greenwood Christian Church since 1958. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood Christian Church.

A funeral service for Betty Wood will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Wilson and St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel. The family will be receiving guests at the funeral home from 11:00 am until the time of service at 1:00 pm. Burial will immediately follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood.

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