Wood, Beverly J. (Mumma)
age 91 of Plymouth, passed into the loving arms of Jesus her Savior on April 22, 2023 after a short illness. Beverly was born on June 2, 1931 in Nelson, NE to William J. and Lydia A. (Wild) Mumma. She was proceeded in death by her loving husband Paul, parents William and Lydia Mumma, sweet sister Bonnie Huckeba, and wonderful brother Winfield Mumma. She is survived by her dearly-loved sisters Janis Jordan of Sheridan, WY; Joyce Hormandal of North Platte, NE; six adoring children, Bernie (Jamie) Wood of Roanoke TX; Kathy Russell of Maplewood, MN; Mike (Janelle) Wood of Aberdeen, SD; Douglas Wood of Plymouth, MN; David (Terri) Wood of Delano, MN; Elaine (Jim) Holty of Mabel, MN; fourteen cherished grandchildren; twenty-eight treasured great grandchildren; and many caring nieces and nephews.
Beverly had many fond memories of her early years on the family farm in Nelson, NE. She distinctly ‘remembimagines’ Santa Claus peeking around the fence post at the end of their long country driveway. Later in her childhood the family moved to Lincoln due to the Dust Bowl. After high school Beverly attended St. Paul Bible Institute where she met and married the love of her life, Paul Wood; they both chose very well. Paul became an ordained minister with the Christian & Missionary Alliance, and they served together in seven different churches over the course of 60 years. Beverly loved music. She played the piano and organ, sang beautiful duets with Paul, and sang in trios and choirs. She was active in children’s ministries: leading kids’ choirs, teaching Sunday School, and reading Bible stories.
Beverly exemplified a gentle and quiet spirit, both publicly and privately. But she was also very determined. In 2017 Beverly suffered a severe stroke and was given virtually no chance of survival. But she surprised us all when after 11 unresponsive days she indicated that she was going to get better, and that is exactly what she did. Three months later she was able to return to her own home thanks to the tender care of her son, Doug who came to live with her. The only lasting indicator of her stroke was her cute little crooked smile.
Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday April 29th at 11:00 AM at Maple Plain Community Church in Maple Plain, 1815 Budd Avenue North. Visitation beginning at 10 AM. A luncheon will be served immediately following the service at church. Private interment at Lewis Cemetery in Maple Plain.
The service will be live-streamed at: https://youtube.com/live/RL1o1W3SGLc?feature=share
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