The Edmond Sun


June 4, 2014

Ida Verlin Wood

EDMOND — Ida Verlin “Perk” Wood, 100, of Edmond, Okla., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 23, 2014. She was born October 29, 1913 near Oil Center, Okla., to the late Emmet and Dessie Light. She graduated from Vanoss High School in 1933.

She married three times with all three husbands preceding her in death. She married DeWitt Bryan in 1933, and had two children, DeVerle and Darrell. In 1961 she married Orin Wright who brought to the marriage one daughter, Betty. In 1985 she married John Wood. They were active members in the Oil Center Pentecostal Holiness Church. She also was a long time member of the Galey Baptist Church and present member of the First Baptist Church of Edmond.

She was preceded in death by her brother Otis, sister Clemmie and her son, Darrell Bryan of Edmond.

She is survived by her daughter DeVerle Stimson of Edmond, daughter-in-law Darlene Lewis of Edmond, and 21 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Sewing brought great joy in her life; all of her children and grandchildren stay warm under her quilts. She enjoyed fishing, reading, Home Extension work, Good Sams Club and serving in her church. Volunteering kept her young and on her feet. Her verse in life was, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

 Celebration of Life services were 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Galey Baptist Church, HW 3W, Stratford, Okla.  The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Baptist Boys Ranch Town, 5100 E. 33rd St., Edmond, OK 73013.


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