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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
Shirley Wood

Shirley Mae Wood (Boyden)

Friday, February 16th, 1940 - Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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Shirley Mae Wood, 79, of Platte, SD passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral Services are 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the United Church of Christ in Academy, SD. A Committal Service will follow at Lake George Cemetery, rural Platte. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday, August 2, 2019 at Mount Funeral Home in Platte with a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service.

Shirley Mae (Boyden) Wood was born on February 16, 1940 to George and Gladys (Baysinger) Boyden in Mitchell, SD. She attended Lake George and Platte School and was united in marriage to Darvin Edward Wood on February 27, 1958 in Port Smith, Virginia. She was employed as a Cook at the Platte Hospital for 19 years.

Shirley was a member of the Academy United Church of Christ and enjoyed the outdoors while fishing, watching deer and going for motorcycle rides. She also faithfully attended coffee at Shorty’s.

Grateful for having shared in Shirley’s life: her two daughters: Lorna McDermott of Sioux Falls, SD and Myrna (Jerry) Overweg of Platte, SD; a granddaughter, Alisa (Jeremy) Burnett of Sioux Falls, SD; two sisters: Nora (Richard) Graves and Beverley (Don) Ekleberry both of Noxon, Montana; three sisters-in-law: LaMae Boyden of Platte, SD; Lorraine Thiess of North Carolina and Velda (Leland) Hockstein of Nebraska; along with several nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Darvin Wood ( Jan. 13, 2012); her parents, George and Gladys Boyden; two brothers: Oscar Boyden and Donald Boyden; her parents-in-law, Floyd Wood and Lucille Wager; a brother-in-law, Ron Theiss; and three nephews: Dennis Boyden, Virgil Brasel and Rob Shelton.

Memorials in Shirley’s honor may be directed to: Academy United Church of Christ (UCC), c/o Lyle Dean Nepodal, Jr., 26868 360th Ave., Platte, SD 57369.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, August 2nd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mount Funeral Home
    520 S. Main St.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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    7:00pm Prayer Service
  • Service

    Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 10:00am
    Academy United Church of Christ
    SD Hwy 50
    Academy, SD 57369
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    Pastor Dave Anderson
  • Interment

    Lake George Cemetery
    270th St.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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  • Reception

    Academy United Church of Christ
    SD Hwy 50
    Academy, SD 57369
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Judy Schulte

Posted at 10:34am
Shirley was like a sister to me ..She was 11 when I was born so we really grew up together !!We had so much fun together..Then later she was more like a mom to me as she gave me lots of teenage advice!!Shirley and Darvin opened their house up to my husband and I when our daughter wa born and our house was not ready ..Shirley made a little bed for her in a dresser drawer !!!We will all miss her very much but I know she is dancing in Heaven now !!

Nora Graves

Posted at 01:18am
I have some good memories of my little sister, while she was growing up. She was more like my own little girl, I guess. She was much younger than me. She was on my doorstep so many mornings waiting for us to get up. If I needed help and got behind with my work, I’d call her up. She would bring her little baby girl along and help me. That little girl was Lorna. When we didn’t get to see each other In older years we called each other. I’m going to miss her I love her still. I know that mother and dad will be waiting there for her and happy to see her. From her loving sister, Nora

Jena Naber

Posted at 12:58pm
I am so sorry for your loss of your mother. She was very loved and a blessing to you and your family. She is with your Dad now and they will always be looking over you. You are in my prayers.

Jena Naber

Pat McDermott

Posted at 11:00am
Sorry for your loss, your mother was great person.
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