Cleda Ruth (Larimore) Wood, 100, of Taylorville passed away peacefully on Feb 10, 2018 in Taylorville Memorial Hospital. Cleda was only 8 days away from her 101st birthday, as she was born on Feb 18, 1917 the daughter of Logan & Nellie Larimore. She lived over a century through the Great Depression and several wars building a life with her husband, Charles, whom she married on Mar 27, 1935 in Taylorville. They had 2 children—Leon (died at age 22 in a car accident) and Charlene (husband Ronald Cushman, Belvidere IL,). Cleda’s husband preceded her in death on Mar 3, 1999. Cleda was blessed to be able to live her senior years in her home with the help of wonderful close friends, relatives and neighbors who checked on her daily. Cleda’s family would like to say a special thank-you to all of them for their selfless, loving assistance. Cleda’s mind was sharp until the end, and she was a witty woman with a great sense of humor who was greatly loved and enjoyed by everyone who knew her.


She is survived by her daughter, Charlene (Ronald) Cushman of Belvidere, IL; grandsons, Charles (Shelley) Hart of Poplar Grove, IL & Butch Hart of Oxford, WI. Great-grandsons, Shane Adkins & Brandon Hart of Springfield, IL & Great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Hart of Springfield, IL. 3 great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, son, grandson, Leon Hart, and great grandchildren, Zachary & Cerissa Hart.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with the funeral immediately following starting at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Don Bettis officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL is assisting the family with arrangements.

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