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Juanita Wood


Juanita Wood, 97, of Greenfield died Saturday, March 2, 2019, at The Village in Indianola.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield with burial in Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal service at the cemetery. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Steen Funeral Home, 101 SE Fourth St., in Greenfield with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials are to the Juanita Wood memorial fund to be determined later. Online condolences may be left at

Juanita Marie Weber Wood, daughter of John Henry and Gertrude (Schrader) Weber, was born Dec. 2, 1921, in Greenfield. Juanita grew up in Greenfield and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1939. After graduation, she attended Simpson College in Indianola.

On Nov. 17, 1946, she married Dale R. Wood. Juanita was a teacher in Adair County rural schools for five years and was a dental assistant for 37 years. She began working as a dental assistant for Dr. Leroy King in 1962. After Dr. V.H. Hockett bought Dr. King’s practice in 1977, she continued as his assistant until she retired in October 1999.

Juanita was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield, serving as a Sunday school teacher, confirmation school teacher, vacation Bible school teacher, organist, choir member, member of L.W.M.L. (serving as president and vice president) and served on the stewardship and endowment committees. She was member of American Legion Auxiliary, was a Boy Scout Cub Den leader for several years and served as Adair County chairman for March of Dimes during the polio epidemic.

Juanita is survived by her son Dale Marion Wood; daughter-in-law Karen Wood; daughter Dee Ann Wood Langefeld; son-in-law Richard Langefeld; grandchildren, Lindsay Brooke (Brett) Wood Heltne and Ashley Lauren (Stan) Wood-Rivera, Andrew Langefeld and David Langefeld; great-grandchildren, Eloise Rivera, Nova Rivera, Hudson Heltne and Hazel Heltne; other relatives and many friends.

Juanita was preceded in death by her husband Dale R. Wood; parents, Henry and Gertrude Weber; brother Dale H. Weber and sisters, Alberta Foster and Evelyn Erbes.

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