Rosezella Mae Wood, 96

Rosezella Mae Wood, 96, of Marshalltown, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Private graveside services for Rosezella will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marshalltown. Memorials may be directed to the funeral home in Rosezella’s name to designate at a later time. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Rosezella and her family.

Rosezella Maiden Wood was born on January 4, 1921, near Tama, Iowa to Ray and Leota Maiden. She was one of three children. Rosezella attended rural school in Tama County and graduated from Tama High School. On July 31, 1940, Rosezella was united in marriage to Everett Wood of Brooklyn, Iowa, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. She accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at the Madison Church in Brooklyn. Her husband and family were her delight and pride. Rosezella gave thanks to God for a husband who taught her patience and for his everlasting love and protection. She would always rejoice in her children and the unique gifts God gave each of them. Rosezella loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren as her own. She was a faithful servant in many capacities at the First Baptist Church in Grinnell and Marshalltown. Rosezella was involved in Boy Scouts, 4-H leader, member of Iowa Beta Sigma Phi, ABW, Norus Club, Golden Opportunities and enjoyed the challenge of her many bridge clubs.

Rosezella is survived by her daughters: Judy Hill, of Marshalltown, and Joye Welsch, of Glenview, Illinois. Grandchildren: Jeff Hill, of Marshalltown, Dr. Christopher (Elise) Welsch, of Jackson, Tennessee and Jennifer (Pastor Greg) Laible, of Lehighton, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by her great grandchildren: Joshua Welsch, Jessica Welsch, Sarah Laible, Anna Laible and Ethan Laible.

Rosezella is preceded in death by her husband, Everett; parents, Ray and Leota; sister, Alta; brother Ray; son, Dr. Dennis Wood and son in laws, George Hill and Thomas Welsch.