CAROLE “MOM” J. WOOD, 72, of New Haven, died on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late George Levy and Shirley (Ray) Oakley. She attended Lifeway Wesleyan Church and volunteered with East Allen County Schools. She retired in 2004 from Fort Wayne Oncology and Hematology after 13 years of service. “She was a loving mom, grandma, sister, aunt, friends, and band mom.” She is survived by her children, Cheryal (Ed) Garren, Jeffrey (Cindy) Wood and Patrick (Tina) Wood, all of New Haven; sister, Sue (Larry) Hammond of Auburn; grandchildren, Terra (Jeffery), Michael, Stephen (Michele), Cody, Justin, Kelsey, Megan, and Nick (Danielle); and great-grandchildren, Dominic, Destiny, Timmy, Jerry and Christopher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron “Woody”, in 2004; sister, Judy Ruiz, in 2003; grandchildren, Todd Lee, in 2005 and Shallon Lee, in 1977. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling one half hour prior. Pastor Rick Fletcher officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials to the American Heart Association , Diabetes Association , or to the family. To share online condolences please visit

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