Cathern Wood, 81

Cathern Lorene Nevada (Clark) Wood, 81, of Mason City, died May 14, 2011, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow. She was born April 7, 1930, at Culloden, W.V. to Newton Ivory and Garnet (Beckett) Clark. Cathern attended school at Lexington and during her working years she worked at Sperry New Holland, the Lexington Hospital and the Cozad Hospital. Cathern was united in marriage to Lester I. Wood Nov. 20, 1971, at Lexington. The couple moved to Mason City in the late 1990s. She loved spending time with her family, gardening, decorating her home, baking, music, fishing and camping. She was a wonderful mother who was always there for her children and grandchildren. Her beloved dog, Penny was also a special part of her life. She will be very missed. She is survived by her husband, Lester I. Wood of Broken Bow; three daughters, Rita (Paul) Leibhart of Overton, Vicky (Chuck) Flint of Overton, and Barbara (Keith) Pickering of Kentucky; two sons, Jerald (Stacia) Wood of California, and Jacky (Tammy) Ward of Colorado; four half-brothers, John Beckett and Gerald Beckett of West Virginia, Walter Beckett of California and Richard Clark of North Platte; two half-sisters, Patricia McMahon of Hemingford, and Wanda Clark of Oklahoma; 19 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren Cathern was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David; one great-granddaughter, Sara and one half-brother Funeral services were May 18, at the Berean Bible Church in Lexington, with Pastor Glenn Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Overton Cemetery at Overton. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements. Please direct online condolences to the family through: in Custer County Chief May 19, 2011