Funeral Services for Martha Wood, age 101

Funeral Services for Martha Wood, age 101
June 13, 1919 - September 12, 2020

Martha Lucille Wood, 101, of Litchfield and Merna, Nebraska,  passed away September 12, 2020 at Rose Lane Home in Loup City, Nebraska.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday September 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Merna Cemetery with George Reitz officiating.  Burial will be in the Merna Cemetery.  Govier Brothers Mortuary is assisting family.  Words of remembrance may be left at

Lucille was born June 13, 1919, to John and Bessie (Culp) Harrold,  in Alexandria, Nebraska.  The family moved to the Merna area when she was a small girl.  She was the second of eight daughters in the family.  She attended  Merna High School, and graduated in the class of 1936.  She taught in rural schools until her marriage to Elwyn Wood on June 13, 1941.  They lived and farmed in the Dale Valley area until their retirement in 1992, when they moved to Litchfield, Nebraska.

Lucille was active in her community as a 4-H leader, a member of her Project Club, a member and Sunday School teacher at the Merna Methodist Church, and a member of the Eastern Star.  She loved to cook for family and friends and always had a garden.   She was an avid quilter and finished many quilts.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Elwyn in 2007, four sisters, Delma Wilson, Dona Martin, Ruth Fagan, and Mary Lou Harrold, a son-in-law, Bill Switzer, a great-granddaughter, and a great-great-grandson.  She is survived by her children, Ellen (Mike) Lessmann of Omaha, Rosemary Switzer of Carrolton, Texas, Dean (Julie) Wood of Litchfield, and Karen (Keith) Rohling of South Hutchison, Kansas.   She has 13 grandchildren , 21 great-grandchildren, and  2 great-great grandchildren.  She is also survived by 3 sisters, Glee Alberding of Tucson, Arizona, Jane Elliott of Fort Collins, Colorado and Carroll Woodard of Julesburg, Colorado.

Memorials may be made to your local church in Lucille’s name.