UPDATED: Alice Hood


January 3, 2020 - 10:03 AM

A memorial service for Alice Irene Hood, age 94, of Iola, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Wesley United Methodist Church.

Memorials can be made to Humanity House.

Alice Irene Hood, age 94, of Iola, Kansas, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 at Allen County Regional hospital, Iola.

She was born Jan. 11, 1925, on her grandparents’ farm in Milford, Iowa, the daughter of Chester and Valborg (Nelson) Blunt. Alice graduated from Terrill High School, in Terrill, Iowa, then attended the American Institute of Business before finishing her higher education at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she earned a liberal arts degree.

Alice married Donald F. Hood on Aug. 11, 1946, at Grace Methodist Church in Des Moines, Iowa. This union was blessed with three children.

She was a member of United Methodist Church and held officer positions in Wesley United Methodist Women. She was also a lay speaker in United Methodist Church and has presented sermons at more than 20 churches in the Kansas City and Southeast Kansas area. Alice was a member of Sorosis Club, Pride Committee, City of Character, Friends of the Bowlus, charter member, former president of Allen County Regional Hospital Auxiliary, Allen County Historical Society, and former president of Friends of the Library.

Alice was a homemaker and very involved with church activities. She taught Bible School, Sunday School, and sang in the church choir. Three times she joined her husband in visiting the Holy Land.

She enjoyed writing poems and sharing them with her friends. While raising her children, she sewed their clothes and baked homemade bread and cookies. She also enjoyed doing arts and crafts.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Valborg Blunt; husband, Donald Hood in 1995; one son, Douglas Hood in 2007; and two brothers, Gordon Blunt and Clarence Blunt.

She is survived by her two daughters, Julie Heim of Springfield, Mo.; Caroline Cole of Iola; six grandchildren, Chris Cason, Carrie Cason, Jandy Bingham and husband, Brent, Jessica Hood, and Dillon Hood; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Winter of Marshalltown, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date.

Condolences for the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.


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