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Wood Family Funeral Home Closing After 50 Years

From Staff Reports

Effective Jan. 31, Wood Family Funeral Home will be ceasing operations in Ste. Genevieve, after 50 years in business. 

On the closing, owner Jeanette R. Wood, who started the business with her late husband George Wood, expressed appreciation to the community.

 “It has been our family’s humble honor to serve the community of Ste. Genevieve and the surrounding region,” she said. “We can only say thank you for the trust the community has placed in us over the years.” 

The Wood family bought out the Jerry Stanton Mortuary, which had operated in the building – built around the home of 19th-century physician Dr. Sargent  for many years.  For a time, it was known as the Stanton-Wood Mortuary.

“When George and I purchased this business from the Stanton Family in 1972, we made a commitment to this community, that we love, to be there for our friends and neighbors in their time of need and we accomplished that,” Wood said.