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Wanda Faye (Boone) Hood, Minneapolis, Kan., was born to Irvin and Esther (Crogan) Boone March 3, 1929, in La Cygne, Kan., and she passed away Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis.
Wanda married Mark Hood Jan. 1, 1947 in Herington, Kan. To this union three children were born, Michael, Marcia, and David.
Wanda worked for El Dorado in Minneapolis for many years. She was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church until her health failed. Wanda was very involved in her flower garden, growing some of the most beautiful roses. She often provided flowers for the altar at the church. As long as her hands were able, she hand sewed quilts that she would sell, but also made sure each of the grandchildren received at least one. Wanda never drove and many Minneapolis residents remember her walking everywhere she went.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband Mark Dec. 26, 1985; her twin sister Juanita; siblings, Jo, Irma Sue, and Ronnie; and twin grandchildren, Angel and Melanie Somers.
Survivors include her children, Michael Somers and wife Jean of McPherson, Marcia Somers and husband John of Ada, and David Hood of Wichita; three brothers, Kenny Boone and wife Audrey, Jerry Boone and wife Dixie, and Daniel Boone all of La Cygne; sister, Cathy Miller also of La Cygne; six grandchildren, Brenda Somers Masters, John Somers II, Mindi Somers Johnson, Michelle Somers Adamson, Misha Hood Roserie; and Justin Hood; three step-grandchildren, Doug and Don Johnson and Kim Smith; 10 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Wilson Family Funeral Home, Minneapolis, Kan., with a prayer vigil and rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Minneapolis. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, Love INC, or the Ottawa County Health Center Long Term Care.


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