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Jo Helen Wood

November 27, 1933 ~ December 11, 2019 (age 86)

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Jo Helen Wood, 86, of Greenwood, Indiana entered into eternal rest on December 11th, 2019 at Bickford of Greenwood.

Jo Helen was born on November 27th, 1933 in Portland, Tennessee to the late Henry Blankenship and Aulta (Clark) Blankenship. She was a 1952 graduate of Decatur Central High School. On November 30, 1952 she married the love of her life Joe Wood. They were married for 38 years.

Jo Helen was a very dedicated wife and mother. She loved spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Some of her hobbies included watching soap operas and cop shows. She also liked working word search books and sewing.

She was a member of the Southport Church of Christ for many years.

Survivors include her children, Sharon (Bob) Mason of Indianapolis, Karen (Dale) McMillin of Greenwood, Kathy Brittain of Indianapolis, David (Tammy) Wood of Joplin, Missouri, Charles (Hannah) Wood of Indianapolis; sisters, Velma Drake of Carmel, Indiana, Eva Wagner of Greenwood; Grandchildren, Ryan Mason, Aaron Mason, Stacey Frye, Marty McMillin, Shad Brittain, Brandy Barnes, Kathrine Meyers, Justin Wood, Shane Wood, Jordan Wood; and 24 great grandchildren.

Jo Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe Wood; her brothers, Sidney Blankenship, Jonah Blankenship, Albert Blankenship, Carl Blankenship; and her sister Tennie Blankenship.

Funeral will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM with visitation held on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Jessen Funeral Home - Whiteland Chapel. Burial to follow funeral service at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens on Monday, December 16, 2019.

Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home ~ Whiteland Chapel

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December 15, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jessen Funeral Home-Whiteland
729 HWY 31
Whiteland, IN 46184

December 16, 2019

10:00 AM
Jessen Funeral Home-Whiteland
729 HWY 31
Whiteland, IN 46184


Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
1977 South State Road 135
Greenwood, IN 46143