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Marie Karen Wood, age 96, of Greenville, went to be with her Lord on Monday morning, December 10,2012 from Spectrum Health-Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids after a sudden illness.

The daughter of Edward L. & Nora (Wilberg) Everts, she was born on August 6, 1916 in Greenville. Marie was a lifelong faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Greenville, where she was involved in many of the church’s activities over the years. She retired from United Memorial Hospital, where she worked as a cook, after 22 years of service.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Wood; a son, Ronald James Wood; a sister, Ruth Benedict; and a brother, Russell Everts.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley & Richard Higgins of Ada, and Betty J. Wood of Kentwood; a son, John & Leslie Anne Wood of Greenville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Visitation is Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. The Rev. Paul Dickson, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will take place privately at Forest Home Cemetery, Greenville.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church will be available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Marie’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Anonymous on December 10, 2012 at 12:00 am


    12/15/2012 –

    Michelle Wise Yager

    I am Bill and Maxine Wise’s youngest daughter. I just wanted to let Marie’s family know how sorry I am to hear of her passing. What a wonderful Christian woman. Growing up at First Baptist, I remember her as a very faithful member. I can still remember right where she sat on Sunday morning! May God bless you all and know that you can have such peace knowing that Marie is now with her Lord!

    12/14/2012 –


    I love you Mom and miss you every day, but I know you’re with the Lord and that gives me a great deal of peace and comfort.

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