Frances C. Wood

March 11, 1924 ‒ October 08, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Frances C. Wood, age 93 of Delaware passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Carriage Court in Marysville.

She was born on March 11, 1924 in Condit to the late  George and Agnes (Jacobus) Saunders. Frances attended the Valleyview Evangelical Friends Church and was a longtime member of Delaware Bible Church, where she taught Sunday School. She led a neighborhood kids club in her younger years and volunteered with a number of charitable organizations.

Frances had a passion for dogs, especially her current Chihuahua Bella.  Kind and fun loving, she had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed reading and working puzzles. Skilled with a needle and thread, she was a talented quilter who enjoyed crocheting. She sewed baby quilts, blankets, and clothing for those in need. Known as a woman of deep faith, she will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother.

She is survived by son James (Sue) Wood of Ironton, daughter-in-law: Janie Wood of Marengo, grandchildren: Joy Rasmussen, Jonathan, Paul Harper, Jenny Bougie, Jason, Mandi Wood, Sara Bingham, Daniel and Eddie Welsh, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Frances was preceded in death by her beloved husband Lauther Wood in 1992, daughters Faye Jungkurth and Judy Harper, son Lawther Wood, great-grandson Tyler Hobby, as well as brothers Raymond and George Saunders and sisters Louise Stark, Ethel Swick, Mildred Morton, Erma Clawson, Dorothy Justice, and Florence Saunders.

Friends may call one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. Saturday funeral services at the Valleyview Evangelical Friends Church, 868 W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015, where Pastor’s Wallace White and Josh Walker will share in the service. Burial will follow in Trenton Cemetery in Sunbury. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Valleyview Evangelical Friends Church.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Sympathies to the all the Wood family. Aunt Frances was the last remaining member of her family of Condit. She will always be remembered and loved by all. Nephew ,Raymond Saunders Jr.

  • Our sincere sympathy to the family of our Aunt Frances. She was one fine woman as all the Saunders ladies (her sisters) were.
    I have very fond memories of visiting with Aunt Frances & family (especially Faye) during our growing up years. One summer visit sticks in my mind & that is the year the Beatles arrived in the USA. After Aunt Frances & Uncle Lauther went to work, Faye & I would clear out their front room & dance, dance & dance to the new Beatles music. We did carefully put back all the furniture before anyone returned from work! Those were the days!
    I have one of Aunt Frances’s quilted masterpieces hanging in my home as she gave this to me when I got married to Don. I have marveled at our wonderful sewing talents and the fact she gifted many to others.
    I can “see” the wonderful homecoming she received in Heaven as so many have been waiting for her to come home. Awesome!!!