Joyce Marie Wood and Charles Herbert Wood, both 85, Jarbalo, Kansas, passed away last week at their home. Charles and Joyce dreamed of owning a farm and in 1965 they made that dream come true. They worked the farm until they retired in 1999, and then traveled the U.S. in their motorhome.


They are survived by five children: Denise (Mike) Wilcox, Leavenworth, Kansas; Diane Witcher, Tucson, Arizona; Carol Beck, Pueblo, Colorado; Charles (Jenny) Wood, Lansing, Kansas; and Frank (Cheryl) Wood, Leavenworth, Kansas; 10 grandchildren: Deanna, Michael, Jennifer, Monica, Steve, Branden, Kaitlyn, Greg, Frank and Colin, and 13 great-grandchildren.


Joyce is preceded in death by Ella Mildred Ingels (birth mother), Kenneth and Hazel Ingels (parents), Sharon White (sister). Charles is preceded in death by Lawrence A. and Mateel Ida Wood (parents), Carolyn Kane, Mateel Lloyd, Jo Dobson (sisters), and Lawrence “Bud” Wood (brother). He is survived by Betty Bennett and Marilyn Wood (sisters).


At their request, no services will be held. Condolences may be sent to Denise Wilcox, 929 9th Ave., Leavenworth, KS 66048. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1-800-242-8721 or https://donatenow.heart.org.