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Crystal Irene (Thompson) Wood

Crystal Irene (Thompson) Wood
  • March 1, 1944 - April 3, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“i am so sorry for your loss she was nice lady to talk to at food pantery to family members in our prayers and jackie wells sorry could make it...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: susan lacey - battle creek, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. We were neighbors years ago, but I remember and often thought of her and the family after moving away. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Su Diamond - Bronson, MI

“I am so so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your family at this diffuct time may this beautiful woman rest in peace. Crystal will...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Linn Huber - Oswego, NY - Friend

“Sorry for your loss. It's been years but I still remembered her. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Kellie Aldridge - Niota, TN

“My baby girl have my aunt first name ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jeana Roebuck - Nashville, MI

“momyou will be missed love you with all my heartenjoy your time with jay grandma grandpa uncle jim uncle ron aunt margaret ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: jackie wells - battle creek, MI

“Having suffered so much pain and loss in my life, I can testify that God is faithful. "Weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Morris Banks - Battle Creek, MI

“Jackie and Nichelle...and the rest of the family,We are lifting you up in prayer. Treasure the good memories. She will live on in your hearts...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Ruth Hetletvedt - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother - your family is in our thoughts and prayers.Amy and Erika Baumann ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Amy Baumann


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Crystal Irene (Thompson) Wood, 73, a lifelong Battle Creek resident, died peacefully with her family at her side on Monday, April 3, 2017, at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence in Kalamazoo.

She was born March 1, 1944 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Elmer L. and Dallas Mary (Ellis) Whitmore Thompson. Crystal graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. She was a dedicated, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She loved bowling and coached the Junior Leagues for 31 years at M-66 Bowl and Nottke's Bowling Alley. She also coached and umpired the Post / Franklin Little League Baseball for 20 years. Crystal was a member of the Polish National Alliance and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Battle Creek.

Crystal married Loyal Duane Wood on January 20, 1963 in Battle Creek at the Church of God of Prophecy. Surviving are her loving husband, Loyal "Woody"; daughter, Jacqueline Wells of Battle Creek, three sons, Jackson (Tracy Jones) Wood of Augusta, Johnny (Kathy) Wood of Marietta, Ohio, Thomas (Sarah) Wood of Battle Creek; grandchildren, Nichelle, Jenelle, Aryanna, Kayla and Alyssa; great-grandchildren, Skylar and Destiny; and two sisters, Maxine (Ray) Simmons of Florida and Donna Campbell of Battle Creek. Sadly Crystal was preceded in death by a grandson, Johnny Allen "Jay" Wood II; sister, Margaret Reeves and a brother, James Whitmore.

Friends will be received 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care; where funeral services will be officiated by Rev. Patricia J. Weatherwax 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017. Committal and interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.