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1933 Nancy 2020

Nancy Wood Ignatovich

December 5, 1933 — April 9, 2020

To everyone that knew and loved Nancy, she could be described in four words: Sweet, loving, gentle, and kind. She was an inspiration to many and left a legacy of unconditional love, joy, and pure light that will live on through her family and friends for generations to come.

Nancy Carol Blake Wood Ignatovich was born on December 5th, 1933 in Minden, W.Va. She passed peacefully at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, W.Va on April 9th, 2020.

Nancy was raised in Oak Hill, W.Va. where she fell in love with and married Robert (Dip) Wood. Together, they raised four children and provided them with all the love, comfort, and security that a child could ask for. In addition to being an ideal role model mother, Nancy actively managed the family business (Round 8 Corporation) for most of her life. She was a classic, health conscious beauty and an avid reader and writer of beautiful letters.

Nancy was an old fashioned, well-mannered lady in every sense of the word. She was an excellent cook and seamstress, a talented artist, and devoted homemaker. Nancy always, always put her family first. She contentedly spent most of her life on her beloved Wood Mountain near Glen Jean. She loved God, nature, birds, flowers, and the hundreds of towering pine trees that she planted on the mountain.

Nancy and Robert (Dip) Wood were married for 54 years until the day he passed. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Genie, Kitty, and Sandy and her brother, Nolan (Buddy) as well as her parents, Nolan and Vivian Smith Blake and her eldest son, Robert Wood Jr. (Bobby). She is also preceded in death by her second husband, Walter Ignatovich, who was a blessing to her and her family in her later years.

She is survived by her close knit family including her son, David Charles Wood, her daughters, Suzanne (husband Len Osborne), Lee Ann (husband Allen Navicki), and three grandchildren whom she adored. She is survived by her grandson, Robert David Wood (Robbie) and her great grandson (his son, Wesley Cameron Wood), her granddaughter Julia Navicki (husband Rodney Woodson), and granddaughter, Alaina Navicki (husband Trent Rust). Her gentle ways and kind words will be greatly missed by a host of loving nieces and nephews across the country.

The family would like to offer their sincere gratitude to the staff of Hidden Valley Nursing home and Bowers Hospice House for exceptional care giving in her final days. They would also like to thank family friend Faye DeQuasie for her unwaivering support in care-giving. Mostly, they would like to thank Lee Navicki, Nancy’s youngest daughter, who unselfishly provided her with the absolute best of care during her final years battling Alzheimer's.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions, the family will hold a small memorial service later when the time is appropriate. Nancy chose to be cremated and her ashes will be spread on the mountain that she dearly loved by the family that she loved, nurtured, and cherished.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV
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