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Ila Bell (Hill) Wood, age 90, of Hudsonville, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, June 12, 2020.  She was born September 18, 1929, in Fremont, Michigan to the late Dan and Lena Hill.  Ila was known for her big heart and gentle spirit, her great smile, and the ability to always have a good time.  She was an avid golfer, enjoyed knitting, and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her four children: Linda (Doug) Graham, Jane (Gary) Carlson, Bill McNamara, and Terri (Don) Roe; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Jeanie Kelley.

Ila was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; daughter, Hazel Redder; and sisters, Doris Boyd and Lottie Mater.

A celebration of life will take place on Friday, June 26, 2020, from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., at Gleneagle Golf Club Commons, 6150 14th Ave. Hudsonville.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be given for Spectrum Health Hospice.

Ila’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Lemmen-Holton Cancer and Hematology and the nurses at Spectrum Health Hospice.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Ila’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.



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  1. Lori Vander Sloot on June 17, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful mother and friend to you all…
    Cherish the memories that you have made
    Lori and Mark Vandersloot

  2. Lenore Burnett on June 18, 2020 at 9:02 am

    What a beautiful obituary write up. Even though I did not know her, it sounds like she was a special lady. Our sympathy goes out to you Jane & Gary.

  3. Pamela Anderson on June 24, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    My beautiful cousin. Rest peacefully. I love you and we shall meet again. My heart is with the family. Pam Anderson

  4. Dave and Gloria Gibson on July 1, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Jane, Bill and Family,
    Remembering lots of fun and happy memories for all the years we golfed and ate together at Maple Hills. We always enjoyed your family. Ila and Gordy will remain in our hearts. We are at Sunset Villages and enjoying our real retirement. Did want to share that we are well and happy. You are in our prayers and we sincerely feel for your loss. Our best to you. Dave and Gloria

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