Mona L Wood

September 4, 1932 ~ January 14, 2021 (age 88)


Mona L. Wood (known to her family as “Gramona”) was born in Chester, PA on September 4, 1932, the daughter of Raymond and Ruth, nee Clendenning, Locke. She went to be with her Savior on January 14, 2021 at her home in Sugar Grove, Illinois at the age of 88. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Lloyd just three months earlier on October 14, 2020, after 65 years of marriage.  Mona is survived by her three sons: Ron and wife Denise (AZ), Jeff and wife Carol (CO), and (Lloyd) Richard and wife Laura (IL); 13 grandchildren (Matt Westbrook, Max Wood and Molly Wood; Kristen Wooley, Lindsey Jones and Daniel Wood; Alison Schwarz, Tim Wood, David Wood, Paul Wood, Elizabeth Schultz, Jennifer Wood, Nathan Wood); and 27 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.


   Mona met Lloyd through his work, after he was assigned to be the new serviceman for her workplace. Before he came, a mutual friend told Mona, “You’re going to get a new serviceman, and I think he and you would make a great couple!” After visiting Mona’s work a few times to offer repairs, Lloyd found out she had bought a car, and teased her, “When are you gonna take me for a ride in your new car?” That Sunday they went out, and they quickly began dating. He proposed to her in Ocean City, and they were married at Nativity Lutheran Church in Chester, Pennsylvania on January 28, 1955.


   During their 65 years of marriage, Mona and Lloyd made their home in many places: from Chester (PA) to New York to Glen Mills (PA), where they raised their sons.  In the ‘80s they moved to South Carolina and built a house near their favorite vacation spot in Myrtle Beach. After a few years of traveling the country in a mobile home, serving with MMAP (Mobile Missions Assistance Program), they moved to Wheaton (IL).  After a short time back in Myrtle Beach (SC), they spent 18 years in Colorado Springs, and finally moved to Sugar Grove (IL)  in 2014. 


   Mona and Lloyd were involved in worshiping and serving at churches in all the cities where they lived; they have many Christian friends across the country, and now in heaven.


   Gramona enjoyed cheering on her thirteen grandchildren - she and Grampop often traveled long distances to show support at sporting events, music performances, graduation ceremonies and weddings. She also was able to meet twenty-seven of her great-grandchildren!


  A memorial service will be held for Mona at a date and time to be determined, at Village Bible Church in Sugar Grove, Illinois, where she and Lloyd have worshiped since moving to Illinois in 2014.  They will be buried together at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.

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