- November 3, 1942 - January 2, 2013
- Fulton, Illinois
of Nora's Passing
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“Jim and family:
I am so vey sorry for readng of Nora's death. My prayers are with you at this most challenging time.
1 of 33 | Posted by: Judy Lambrecht-Dean - La Porte, IN
“Dana and your family,
Sorry to read of your mother's passing. You have my sympathy. Shirlee (friend from Nielsen's)
2 of 33 | Posted by: Shirlee Spensley - Camanche, IA
“My deepest sympathy to Nora's family. My memories of her include her big smile, patience and her talents. I once told her that she should be on...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Sherrill Whitmore - Thomson, IL
“My sincerest sympathies to the family of Nora, especially to my dear friend and classmate Bridget. We had so much fun growing up together. Your Mom...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Sandy Engelkens - Fulton, IL
“My best friend from age 5 on. We lived across the alley from each other and played every day together. Those were the days when we left the house...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Sandy (Hunsley) Ohlweiler - IL
“Our most heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. Our thoughts & prayers go out to all of you at this sad time. May God give you strength, comfort &...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Tracie, Kurt & Emily Schipper - IL
“My sympathies to all the family, especially Nora Kate's, her brother, Michael Kennedy and sister, Bridget, whom I knew so many years ago. May God...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Donna (Burke-Cramm) Kimbell - IL
“TO THE FAMILY OF A WONDERFUL FRIEND,MOTHER, GRANDMA & WIFE.
NORA WAS A VERY LOVING AND CARING PERSON. SHE WAS ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT EVERYONE . SHE...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: JOETTA ERICKSON - FULTON, IL
“Dear Jim and family,
You have our deepest sympathy on Nora's sudden passing. She was a beautiful person and a wonderful friend during grade school...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Terry and Suzie Eihl - SC
“I have known Nora and Jim and all you wonderful kids for many, many years. Nora will be missed by so many people, as she was an amazing woman and OH...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Marc Gravert
“Our sincere sympathy to you all
11 of 33 | Posted by: Bob and Dixie Shaff - Fulton, IL
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
12 of 33 | Posted by: Connie Hoffman - Fulton, IL
“We were all very lucky to have you as our grandma! You were such a strong, amazing woman with a great sense of humor and was someone I looked up to....Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Alyssa Barnett - Morrison, IL
“Lots of thoughts and prayers to you and your family Bridget. I can remember Nora always shaking her finger at us but always with a big smile.
14 of 33 | Posted by: Jerri Batista (Atkinson) - Durant, IA
“With our deepest sympathy to the family
15 of 33 | Posted by: Randy and Judy Holesinger
“Our deepest sympathies to the family, especially my classmate, Bridget. We are very saddened by your loss and send our prayers your way.
16 of 33 | Posted by: Rich and Lynelle Criss - Morrison, IL
“Dana & family - My heartfelt sympatht on the loss of your mother Nora. I have wonerful memories of Nora from when she would come to visit you. I...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Amy Fyfe - Vernon Hills, IL
“I have known Nora Kate since first grade. She was one of a kind and I will miss her friendship forever. Great friends are hard to find, difficult...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Judy McClain - Fletcher, NC
“It is hard to believe that Grandma is gone. She was an amazing grandma who was strong, opinionated, and loved her family very much. I keep replaying...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Katie Barnett - Morrison, IL
“My deepest sympathies and condolences. May Perpetual Light shine upon Mrs. Wood and may she rest in peace.
20 of 33 | Posted by: Kathleen Sullivan - Elmhurst, IL
“tHOUGHTS ND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY!!!!! SHE WAS A WONDERFUL FREIND ND GREAT LADY WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.Pp
21 of 33 | Posted by: LOREN AND SUE VAN KAMPEN - FULTON, IL
“Thoughts of Nora always put a smile on my face and will always continue to do so. I loved her creativeness and her sense of humor. She will always be...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Lisa Seaman - Friend
“There are way too many memories to list but I wanted the family to know that Nora was and always will be a wonderful woman. She will always be with...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Amy Kirsche Moss - Belvidere, IL
“My deepest sympathy to Jim and all of Nora's children and grandchildren and siblings. Such a loss of a wonderful and talented person. We were best...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Sue (Berger) Hutton - Moline, IL, IL
“Bridget I am so sorry for your loss...you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...
25 of 33 | Posted by: Dawn benson - Clinton, IA
“Sending our condolences to the family.
26 of 33 | Posted by: Rita Kaufman and Randy Schaller - IL
“So sorry for your loss. I am sorry I cannot be there with you, but I know you have a lot of loving friends and family. Prayers to you and all of...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Dawn Aldridge - Fulton, IL
“Brianna-my prayers are with you. Sorry for your loss.
28 of 33 | Posted by: Renee Temple - Morrison, IL
“My deepest sympathies to Nora's family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I grew up near her parents' home on 22nd Street and was a friend of...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Dennis Moran - Santa Barbara, CA
“You have been in my life since I was 4 years old. You were my second mom, I called you mom because you felt like my mom. The way you cared about me...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Angie Reeder Clark - Rock Island, IL
“My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this very difficult time. She will always be remembered as a very gracious friend. Nora always...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Katherine Smith Groh - Fulton, IL
“When growing up with Bridget since 5th grade you were like a Mother to me and as I grew older you were still like a mother but a friend as well. I...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Sara Acri - TX
“many thoughts and prayers to your family.Nora and i had some great times over the years.how i will miss her.love , Joyce and Butch
33 of 33 | Posted by: joyce wilkins - fulton, IL
Nora K. Wood, age 70, of Fulton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, IA.
Nora was born November 3, 1942, in Rock Island, IL, the daughter of Richard and Anna Louise (White) Kennedy. She was employed as a beautician early in her life and later worked and retired from Swiss Colony Call Center in Clinton, IA. Her greatest passion in life was her family and her career as a homemaker. She married James Wood on April 8, 1976, in Milan, IL. Nora was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother "Nanni", and a loyal friend to many. She was very talented artistically with her painting and drawing.
Survivors include her husband, James of Fulton; two daughters, Dana (William) Barnett-Owens of Evanston, IL and Bridget (Kevin) McRae-Kurtz of Clinton, IA; three sons, Christopher (Andrea) Barnett, Patrick Wood and James Wood all of Fulton; one sister, Bridget (Stephen) Hull of Winter Haven, FL; three brothers, Michael (Darlene) Kennedy of Bettendorf, IA, Patrick (Linda) Kennedy and Casey Kennedy both of Rock Island, IL; ten grandchildren, Katie Barnett, Alyssa Barnett and Brianna Barnett all of Morrison, IL; Larson Barnett and Connor Barnett both of Fulton, IL; Alexander Owens and Abigail Owens both of Evanston, IL; Anna Louise Kurtz and Brady James William Kurtz both of Clinton, IA; and Natalie Wood of Clinton, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Lawrence Barnett; and her second husband, William McRae.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 1 – 3 PM and Sunday, January 6, 2013 from noon – 1 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton. Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:00 PM with Deacon Michael Sheil officiating.
A memorial has been established to the Susan G. Koman Foundation for the cure.