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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Enid Dunlap Wood, age 99, of Fort Scott, passed away Monday evening, February 12, 2007, at the Medicalodge Nursing Home. She was a retired schoolteacher, having taught for 42 years in Kansas, Arkansas, Idaho, and Oregon. She retired in 1971 and returned to her home area, residing for several years near Arma. She married Gerald Wood of Fort Scott on July 18, 1975. He preceded her in death in 1991. She was born July 18, 1907 at her parents' home ten miles south of Fort Scott. She was the daughter of William Auterson and Elizabeth (Betty) Dent Dunlap. She was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother, Harold Dunlap. Enid was a graduate of Fort Scott High School, and Fort Scott Community College. She attended Fort Hays State University, and earned a bachelor's and a master's degree at the University of Arkansas. She took post-graduate work at Pittsburg State University and the College of Idaho. She was baptized in the Brethren Church in Fort Scott and transferred her membership to the Baptist Church in 1926, and continued her membership for 78 years. Since retiring, she was an active member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church, until her health failed. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of American Colonists, Amaranth, American Baptist Women, NARFE, and the Old Fort Genealogical Society. For several years, she wrote a weekly article on genealogy for the Fort Scott Tribune. Enid is survived by her stepson and caregiver, Ronald Wood, and his wife, Barbara, of Fort Scott, and by several cousins and great-nephews and nieces. The Rev. R.B. Shoemaker will conduct funeral services for Enid at 11 a.m. Saturday February 17, 2007 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Burial will be in Large Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cherry Grove Baptist Church and left in care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to the family at expressions@konantz-cheney.com.