Katherine Anne "Katie" Wood
Katherine Anne "Katie" Wood, age 39, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died early Thursday, April 14, 2016, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 4, 1976, in Evanston, Ill., the daughter of Tom Olin and Jeanne Harloff Olin. Katie married James Wood on Oct. 21, 2000, at Des Plaines, Ill. Katie was a devoted wife, mother and aunt who lived to serve others. She attended the Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include her husband, James and her son, Cainen, both of the home; her father, Tom Olin and wife, Jean, of Sun City, Ariz.; her sister, Allison Daly and husband, Justin, of Fort Scott, and her step-father, Bob Bierman, also of Fort Scott. Also surviving are her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Darlene Wood, of Fort Scott; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mike and Ann Wood, of Shawnee, Kan., and nieces and nephews, Jack Olin, Jenna Kakas, Cale, Coralee, Presley and Hadley Wood. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jeanne Bierman.
Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 19 at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Cainen Wood Scholarship Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.