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Obituary for Frances Irene Bidwell Wood

Frances Irene Bidwell Wood, 94, widow of Andy Edward Wood, passed peacefully, Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Markey Cancer Center University of Kentucky Hospital. Frances was born in Madison County, Ohio, June 13, 1922, to the late Howard James and Maudie Mae Martin Bidwell. Frances graduated from Plain City High School where she was valedictorian of her 1940 graduating class. From high school she attended Buckeye State Business College. She worked for Cope Papers and Travelers Insurance Co. before marrying Andy Wood, March 3, 1946, and resided in Versailles, KY until moving to Georgetown in 1955. Frances farmed alongside her husband Andy all their married life of 59 years while raising six children. She was an active member of Great Crossing Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for a number of years and served on the Southern States Board in Georgetown, KY. Frances is survived by daughters Connie (Ron) Hastings, Mary Jo Wood, Barbara (Ron) Kitzmiller, and son, Larry (Jayne) Wood, all of Georgetown, KY, granddaughters Sonia Ann Jackson Hernandez, Georgetown, Sara Ashley Wood, Savannah, GA, & Courtney Hastings, Georgetown. Grandsons, Dwayne Jackson, Georgetown, Shane (Dawn) Hastings, Georgetown, Craig (Gina) Hastings, Stamping Ground, Bradley (Samantha) Hamilton, Cynthiana, Brian (Amanda) Hamilton, Georgetown, Jeremy (Sarah) Wood, Williamstown. Great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Hannah Hernandez, Abigail and Adison Jackson, Kelbi and Kenasyn Hastings, Ellie, Evan, & Emmie Hastings, Jonathon Hamilton, Landrum, and Andy Hamilton. Step-great grandsons Andrew Daniels and Ronnie Kitzmiller, and numerous nieces and nephews. She had two special pet companions, Eddie and Emma. Besides her husband and parents, Frances was preceded in death by two brothers and their wives, Charles Earl (Thelma) Bidwell and Ralph Donovan (Thelma) Bidwell. A son, Gary Lee Wood and daughter Patricia Ann Jackson, infant grandson Hamilton, step-granddaughter Lisa Kitzmiller, great-granddaughter Jessica Hernandez. The family wishes to extend sincere appreciation to Frances' caregivers, Shirley Atkins, Jessica Gutierrez, Samantha Hamilton and Sarah Wood. Visitation will be at the Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home in Georgetown, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Services, 1:00 pm, Thursday, March 30, by Dr. Ray Roach. Serving as pallbearers will be grandchildren, Dwayne Jackson, Sonia Hernandez, Shane Hastings, Craig Hastings, Courtney Hastings, Bradley Hamilton, Brian Hamilton, Jeremy Wood, and Sara Wood. Honorary bearers will be her Great Crossing Sunday School Philathea Class members. Burial will follow services in the Georgetown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice), 1317 US Highway 62E, Cynthiana, KY 41031 or Great Crossing Baptist Church, 1061 Stamping Ground Road, Georgetown, KY 40324.

Visitation:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 5 - 8 pm at the funeral home

Funeral:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 1 pm at the funeral home

Interment:
Georgetown Cemetery


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