Shirley Lawrence Wood


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Posted Online: Jan. 26, 2013, 11:10 pm
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Shirley Lawrence Wood, 87, of Moline, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Congregational Church, Moline, with the Rev. Jacqueline Perry officiating. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline. Private burial will be at Rose Lawn Memorial Estate, Moline. Memorials may be made to the Hooved Animal Humane Society, Quad City Animal Welfare Center, or the Salvation Army.
The former Shirley Edith Lawrence was born Oct. 21, 1925, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Harry and Margaret Spaller Lawrence. She married Beder Wood on May 31, 1947, in Union, N.J. He died Nov. 28, 2005.
She earned her R.N. from Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago, which is now Rush Medical Center.
Shirley worked as a nurse and for the YWCA in Moline, but spent a majority of her life raising her family and helping her husband at Beder Wood's Sons on 18th Street at the Mississippi River.
She was a member of PEO Chapter HB and the Silvercross Circle of King's Daughters. She loved horses and horseback riding and was a strong supporter of the Hooved Animal Humane Society.
Shirley is survived by a daughter, Mary Farrell, Moline; a son, Beder Wood, Stelle, Ill; granddaughters, Kendra Farrell, Jacquelyn (Tony) Ramos, Allyson Soliz and April Soliz; and a sister, Patricia Clemence. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Lawrence Wood; and a daughter, Sally Ann Soliz.
The family invites you to share stories and condolences and light a candle in Shirley's memory at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.












 



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