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Mary June Kiser Wood

Place of Service
Frankford United Methodist Church
Frankford, WV

Time of Service
10:00 am
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Place of Visitation
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home
Lewisburg, WV

Time of Visitation
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday, July 23, 2012

Monterey Cemetery
Monterey, VA

Mary June Kiser Wood

Jan. 8, 1919 - Jul. 19, 2012

Mary June Kiser Wood, 93, of Frankford, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at her home in Frankford.

A native of Virginia, June was born January 8, 1919 in Harrisonburg, VA a daughter of the late Daniel Webster and Elva Catherine Simmons Kiser.

She lived most of her young life in Highland County, Virginia until she went to Harrisonburg State Teachers College (now James Madison University) where she graduated in 1940 as a Home Economist and taught High School in Northern Virginia for 23 years.

In 1941 she married William Patterson Ames and had six children. Mr. Ames was president of Murphy & Ames Lumber Company in Arlington, Virginia.

In 1979, after the death of her first husband, she married Dr. Harry Burgess Wood, Jr. from Monterey, Virginia. He was a doctor for cancer at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He traveled to 89 countries setting up research laboratories for the cure of cancer.

Mary and her husband grew disbud chrysanthemums and both were international judges for the International Chrysanthemum Society for 30 years at which time she traveled to 59 countries. Nine of those countries, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, India, Wales, Canada and many states in the UK and the United States, were all members of the national organization. Dr. Wood passed away in 2002 while he was International President.

June was a member of Frankford United Methodist Church and Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her children, Pamela J. Ames of Fredericksburg, VA, William K. Ames of Reston, VA, Nathaniel W. Ames of Arlington, VA, Susan E. Fannin of Tomahawk, KY, Deborah J. Brown of Frankford, WV, Abigail M. Spencer of Montross, VA and Marian W. Hambrick of Denver, Colorado. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Frankford United Methodist Church, with Rev. Phillip Hickman officiating. Burial will follow at 3:00 pm Tuesday at the Monterey Cemetery in Monterey, Va.

Friends may call Monday, July 23, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Ames, John Mueller, Andrew Mueller, Garrett Fannin, Butler Brown, Justin Ames, Harley Fannin, Jacob Isaacs, William Spencer and James Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Frankford United Methodist Church.

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  • Susan Inscoe and Family
    Jul. 22, 2012

    That sparkle in her eyes,laugh and energy all defined who June was. An amazingly full life she had with her family always being a central focus. We are grateful to have known her. May her memories bring smiles to all at this time.

  • minnie grigg
    Jul. 21, 2012

    We have fond memories of our many years as neighbors on Knollwood Dr. We moved in our house Dec.1956 June was the first to make us
    feel welcome.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Minnie and Elijah Grigg

  • M. Johnson
    Jul. 21, 2012

    "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."-Matthew 5:4
    my condolences to the family on your loss, I pray that you find comfort in the memories you have of your loved one.

  • Betty Ratliff
    Jul. 20, 2012

    I am saddened by the loss of your dear mother.  Debbie has shared so many lovely stories about her.  I pray the memories you have made with her will linger in your hearts and help in filling your void in the days ahead

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