Name: Blenna Colleen Hood Age: 89
Address: Staunton, IL Formerly of Mt. Olive, IL
Died: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 8:16 pm Place: ST. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
Born: July 3, 1929 Place: Woodriver, IL
Father: the late: Gwynne Claytor
Mother: the late: Amelia Homm Claytor
Spouse: the late: Albert Frederick "Fred" Hood died June 20, 2005
Date of Marriage: May 1, 1954 Place of Marriage: Walshville, IL
Schooling: attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School, Edwardsville and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the Class of 1947.
Church: Member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mt. Olive // Lydia Circle // Church Board member and Secretary & Treasurer for Thrivent
Occupation: Credit Manager for Roller Derby Skate Factory, Litchfield, Illinois for 22 years. employed by the 1st National Bank, St. Louis, MO for 10 years. People's Security Bank, Pocatello, ID 10 years and the Civil Service for 7 years.
Organizations: Mt. Olive Public Library Board Member
Interests: Chief of the Claytor Family // Family Historian // Loved reading and playing pinocle.
Survivors: 1 Son, Richard (Debby) Hood of Edwardsville, IL // 2 Daughters, Sharon (Walter) Ruemmler of Mt. Olive, IL // Angela (Benjamin) Knudtson of Ballwin,, MO // 1 Brother, Larry "Butch" Claytor of Rockton, IL // 1 Sister, Dolores Bartok of Staunton, IL // 6 Grandchildren // 9 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded in Death: Parents, Gwynne & Amelia Homm Claytor // Husband, Albert Frederick "Fred" Hood // 2 Brothers, George & Carl "Fritz" Claytor // 1 Sister, Betty Wegman.
Visitation: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Funeral Service: Monday, October 1, 2018, 11:00 am Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mt.Olive, IL
Clergy: Reverend James Ritter
Burial: Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Olive, IL
Pallbearers: Grandchildren: Matt Ruemmler // Marc Ruemmler // Richie Hood // & Kelly Masterson // Nephews: Joe Bartok, Ed Bartok, & Bill Bartok
Music: Organist: Norma Gehner will accompany the congregation on "How Great Thou Art" & "Just As I Am " & Soloist: Rich Stillwell on "Amazing Grace". A favorite recording "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole will be played at the family service.
Lunch: following the service for family and friends will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Educational Building served by the Lydia Circle.
Memorials: Immanuel Lutheran Church and The Mt. Olive Library.
Becker & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.