Nora “Opal” Wood

August 31, 1926 ‒ February 24, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Nora “Opal” Wood, 92, of Fredericktown passed away on Sunday morning, February 24, 2019 at the Country Club Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon. She was born on August 31, 1926 in Goose Creek, WV to the late Elijah L. and Dartie E. (Richards) Taylor.

Opal is survived by her daughter, Judith Wood of Fredericktown; a granddaughter, Jenny Couch; one great granddaughter, Savanna J. Vail; sisters, Blanche Jarrell of Dunbar, WV and Marie Nutter of Charleston, WV; brother, Roger Taylor of Charleston, WV; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Wood; a daughter, Kathy Wood Couch; a son, David B. Wood; sisters, Oredo Taylor Cutlip and Joyce “Marlena” Taylor Wines; and a brother, Elijah Taylor.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of a funeral service celebrating the life of Opal at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College St., Fredericktown.  Opal will be laid to rest beside her husband, Charles in Forest Cemetery following her funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5455 North High St., Columbus, OH 43214.

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  • Dear Judy and Family, I was so saddened to read about your Mom’s passing. I always enjoyed our times together many years ago. The good news is that she will be reunited with Charlie and your family in Heaven. The sad news is that you have suffered this loss. Sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susan Huggins/Fredericktown

  • To Opal’s family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I, myself, have found comfort in reading Job 14:14,15 where it shows that Jehovah God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. The Bible gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort and strength as well, remembering that soon God will wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever. (Isaiah 25:8)

  • So sad to hear of Opal’s passing. I remember many wonderful times spent at her home and especially in the pool when I was a young girl. She was always gracious and kind and made everyone feel so welcome. And her talents in sewing and crocheting were impressive to say the least! Thanks for all the memories!

  • Judy and Jenny, So sorry to read of Opals passing. May you find comfort during this time. We won’t be there for funeral as we are in Arizona til May. Please accept our condolences.

  • Judy,
    So sorry, for the loss of your mother. In thoughts and prayers as you lay your mother to rest, beside your father.