Mass of Christian Burial: Will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena with burial in the Victoria Township Cemetery, south of Massena. Father Phillip Bempong will officiate the service. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.lambfuneralhomes.com. The Lamb Funeral Home of Massena is in charge of professional arrangements.
Open Visitation: Will be held at the Lamb Funeral Home in Massena on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Rosary Service: Will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home in Massena.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home in Massena.
Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the Kim Wood Memorial Fund to be established by the family at a later date.
On the morning of June 9, 2022, Kim Wood passed away at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. She was 64 years old.
Kathleen (“Kim”) Marie was born on May 2, 1958, and was the youngest daughter of Terrence John and Kathleen Marie (Casey) Waters.
She attended Cumberland & Massena Community High School, where she participated in many activities including basketball, softball, and speech.
After graduating high school, Kim earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, and later earned her Master of Science in Education from there as well. Kim started her teaching career in Moorhead, Iowa, and then taught in Murray, Iowa, for two years, where she made lifelong friends. She taught special education in the Griswold Community School District for 34 years. Teaching was her passion. She greatly admired her colleagues who turned into friends, and she had many laughs and memorable moments on her daily commute with one of her best friends.
Kim and Ted Wood began dating in the summer of 1980 and they married on November 28, 1981, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Massena. After they married, they spent time traveling and lived in South Korea, where Kim taught English.
Kim and Ted moved back to Massena in 1987 to raise their family. They are the parents of two children: Kaeanna Kathleen born in 1986; and Alice (“Ali”) Elizabeth born in 1991. Kim was a loving mother who always supported her children’s interests, while instilling the importance of education and service. She was so excited to be a grandmother.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society, and served on the Massena City Council and as Mayor.
Summer was her favorite time of year. She was an avid swimmer from the time she started lifeguarding at the Atlantic pool, taught Red Cross swimming lessons, and attended water aerobics at the Corning pool. When she wasn’t swimming, she could be found on her lawn mower or cruising around Massena.
She was a devoted Iowa State Cyclones basketball fan, a collector of all things, and loved meeting her friends for coffee on Saturday mornings.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers T. Michael (“Mick”) Waters and Timothy Waters; and brothers-in-law, Charles Holste and Lary Mills.
She is survived by her husband, Ted Wood of Massena; two daughters, Kaeanna Dzialo and husband Bryan of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Alice “Ali” Wood of Lincoln, Nebraska; brother, William Waters of Massena; three sisters, Joan Carr and husband Larry of Corning, Jean Young and husband Kenny of Atlantic, and Beth Mills of Massena; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.