Carol D. Wood

Carol Diane Wood, 59, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, March 9, 2020, at 4:30 a.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash where she had been a resident since Feb. 18.

Mrs. Wood spent her formative year in Whitley County and graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1979. She and her husband live in Columbia City for a number of years and in Huntington for the last 29 years. She was a fulltime homemaker, and worked for a few years at area nursing homes in interior maintenance. She also assisted with Special Olympics.

She was born Oct. 12, 1960, in Fort Wayne to Roscoe and Geraldine M. Pease Russell. She married Bryan G. Wood on Jan. 11, 1985, and he survives.

She is survived by a daughter, Samantha A. (Tomas) Valdez, of Huntington; two sons, Jeffrey A. (Bridget) Wood, of Andrews, and Luke A. Wood, of Huntington; four brothers, Jim (Peg) Russell, of Churubusco; Larry (Pat) Russell, of Columbia City; George (Michelle) Russell, of South Whitley; and Austin Russell, Terre Haute; two sisters, Laura Russell and Jean Russell both of Terre Haute; her stepmother, Nancy Russell; and six grandchildren.

A funeral service was Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial will be at the Union Township Cemetery.

Memorials are to final expenses, in care of Smith & Sons Funeral home, 207 N. Main St., Columbia City 46725.