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Obituary for Shirley Mae Wood (Boyden)

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.