Imogene McClaran Wood
November 28, 1921 - June 5, 2019
Imogene McClaran Wood, age 97, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 in Bloomington, IN. She was born in Rutherford County, TN, on November 28, 1921. She was the second child and eldest daughter of Aubrey and Pearl McClaran. She had seven brothers and sisters, three of which are still living. She was married to William L. Wood, Jr. for 32 years.
She is survived by 4 of her 5 children, Anne Wood Gregory (Steven), of Lynchburg, VA, Janice Wood Harris (Paul), Marcia Jean Wood and Michael King Wood, all of Bloomington. Her eldest son, Jerry Lane Wood, preceded her in death. Mrs. Wood had seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
She moved to Bloomington from Nashville, TN, in 1966, and retired from the IU Bookstore Warehouse at age 65.
Mrs. Wood was known for her quick wit and sharp mind. In her younger years she was an accomplished seamstress and gardener, canning all types of fruits and vegetables. In later life she loved to read and play scrabble.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Marcia & Family, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, my thoughts are with you at this time. When my family moved from Nashville when I was a freshman back to the Bloomington area I met Marcia at Edgewood High School, both of us having been from Nashville helped create a friendship lasting many years. I have great memories of the time I spent at the Woods' home. Time and life move us all in different directions, and as we build our own lives, families and memories we tend to forget about the good ones who made us feel comfortable and welcome in their homes. The Tennessee connection always gave us something to talk about. I hope that you can find comfort during this difficult time.
Sincerely, Allen Green
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Our class’s Facebook has received many condolences for you and your family.