Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 25, 2008

STEUBENVILLE — Mary Martha Wood, 93, of Steubenville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N. C.
The Portsmouth native was born March 21, 1915, the daughter of the late Leonard J. and Nyna Grady Gehrling. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson V. Wood.
Mrs. Wood was a graduate of Ironton High School. She was a former employee for Allyn’s Jewelers and a homemaker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ironton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Lizbeth and Glenn Presnell, and a brother, Grady Gehrling.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Jane Wood, of Durham, N.C.; and two granddaughters, Tracy Kimbrell of Raleigh, N.C. and Hayley Wood of Durham N.C.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Woodland Cemetery with the Rev. Jan Williams officiating. There will be no visitation. Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh St., Ironton, Ohio is handling the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

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