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Ruth Wood

May 26, 2018



Life Sketch for Ruth “Diane “Wood


Diane Wood, 62, passed away on May 25, 2018 at Via Christi -St. Francis in Wichita.


Diane was born on August 25, 1955 in Barstow, California to Gerald E. and Ernestine (Kush) Baxter.


Diane married Gregory L. Wood on June 10, 1989 in Wichita, Kansas.  They were married for 28 years but together for 31 years prior to her death.


Diane was a strong willed, straight forward person. She enjoyed going to the Casino, playing bingo, and fishing and was an avid cat fan. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who placed others before herself.  She dearly loved her children and grandchildren. Diane worked for the Newton Public School system for 13 years.  She retired from the Newton Public Schools on August 25, 2015.


She is survived by her husband: Greg Wood; children: Jason (Erica) Wolfe, Shawn(Teara) Wolfe, and Amber (Mike) Smith; sister: Sharon (Harold) Hood; and four grandchildren: AJ, Autumn, Makayla, Isaac.


She was preceded in death by her parents: Gerald and Ernestine Baxter; and sister: Lillian Guffey.


A memorial service will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established for the American Cancer Society and the Caring Hands-Humane Society of Newton.


Diane fought hard with cancer until God called her home.  Her family will value many memories of her and will remember her as loving and caring person who was their best friend.  Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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3 thoughts on “Ruth Wood

  1. Mom, you are missed and loved. It will be hard trying not to call your phone to speak with you. I can still hear your voice and I will never forget you.

    Love you,


  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was honored to know her and her love for her faith was strong. I received many forwards on Facebook of faith based posts from Diane. May she RIP

  3. My condolences to her husband and children. I’ve known Ruth since her son and daughter worked for me at Braums, and thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them. Enjoyed our talks when we would run into each other and traded many stories of our kids. Rest in peace Ruth, loved knowing you.

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