Esther C. Wood, 99

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Esther Caroline Wood, 99, of Benld passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Heritage Health of Gillespie.

She was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Granite City to William and Clara (Karrer) Graf. She married Dallas Wood; he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1966.

Mrs. Wood was retired after having been a secretary.

Surviving are a daughter, Judith (Fredric) Pecht of Manteno; grandchildren, Lisa (Rich) Bertram, Angela (Mark) Drotts and Richard Pecht; and great-grandchildren, Ashton Bertram, Peyton Bertram, Colton Bertram, Dallas Drotts, Kaela Drotts, Dakota Drotts and Judah Drotts.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Lee William Wood; a daughter, Sharon Wood; a brother, William Graf; and a sister, Clara Cain.

Visitation was held from noon until services at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 16, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, with Pastor Kevin D. Kriesel officiating. Burial was at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Benld Methodist Church or Build Benld.

Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at kravanyafuneral.com.