Dorothy  Wood

Obituary of Dorothy Wood

Dorothy Mae Wood, 92, of North Liberty, Iowa passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a brief illness. Private family services will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Gay & Ciha Funeral & Cremation Service is caring for Dorothy's family and her arrangements. Online condolences may be sent for her family through their website @

Dorothy was born May 30, 1924 in Solon, Iowa to David and Bessie (Comp) Sparks. She was married to Robert "Bob" Wood on December 30, 1946 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and they were together for 68 years until his death in 2014. After her children were school age, she took a job outside of the home and enjoyed working for 20 years for the University of Iowa in the housekeeping department.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob, daughter Roberta, and sisters Ora Fare and Lavonne Lewig. She is survived by her children, Wayne (Judy) Wood of North Liberty and Teresa (Kurt) Goering of Phoenix, Arizona; five grandchildren, Brian (Twila) Dusterhoft of Coralville, Jason (Tina) Dusterhoft of Austin, Texas, Sharon (Aaron) Schott of North Liberty, and Adam and Alex Goering of Phoenix; six great-grandchildren; siblings David (Shirley) Sparks of Ankeny, Fae (Larry) Edwards of Cedar Rapids and Mary Wood of Lone Tree; and Polly Pagliai of Iowa City and John Gray of Solon, good friends of her children since high school, who honored Dorothy with visits, cards, treats and flowers for decades, especially later in her life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade Street, Iowa City, Iowa who took great care of Bob before his passing and helped Dorothy tremendously during that time.