Lucille Mae Wood of Rossford, passed away surrounded by her family on her 103rd birthday. Lucille was born on November 23, 1915, to John and Mae (Friess) Eckhart in Toledo. She was a graduate of Rossford High School. She married her husband, Ira Wood, on her birthday in 1938.
During World War II, Lucille worked at Libbey-Owens-Ford in Rossford as part of the Rosie the Riveter movement. She later worked for United Savings Bank as a branch manager for more than 20 years. Lucille enjoyed traveling and gardening, as well as playing bingo and cards. In her earlier years she liked to hunt and fish. She served on the Wood County Board of Aging for more than 30 years, was a lifelong member of Daughters of America, and an auxiliary member of the Rossford VFW and Rossford American Legion Post #533.
Lucille was active daily at the Rossford Senior Center, where she made many wonderful friends. On November 23, 2015, Lucille was presented with a Proclamation from Rossford Mayor Neil McKinnon declaring it Lucille Wood Day to commemorate her 100th birthday.
Surviving are her sons, Thomas (Thelma Weakley) Wood and Robin (Christine) Wood; grandchildren, Todd (Pamela) Wood, Trina (Jim Wise) Wood, Torri (Chris) Daggett and Keith (Bibi) Wood; great-grandchildren, Krystal (Michael) Pleitz, Andrew (Suni) Wood, Kaytlyn Wood, Colton Powaski, Mitchell Powaski and Cassandra Daggett; six great-greatgrandchildren and her sister, Norah Colapietro. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Noland and Walter Eckhart; sisters, Mona Heuring and Luella Steadman; daughter in-law, Janet Wood, and nephew, Lawrence “Butch” Colapietro.
Family and friends visited at the Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Road, Rossford, on Tuesday, November 27, from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held today, November 28, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.
The family suggests that those wishing to make a memorial contribution to please consider the Rossford Senior Center. To leave online expressions of sympathy, visit walkerfuneralhomes.com.