Antoinette “Toni” Marie Wood, 48, graduated to heaven Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Toni was born Jan. 6, 1964 in Tipton. She later graduated from Tipton High School in 1982. That same year, she married her high school sweetheart, William David Wood. Toni and David remained in Tipton where they raised their family.
Toni was a member of Rock Prairie Baptist Church, where she was a walking testimony of God’s grace. She had a miraculous impact on many people in her family, church and community. Toni had two main loves of her life — Jesus, her savior, and her family.
Toni is survived by her husband, David; two children, Alicia M. Lynch and husband Mike, Arcadia, and Weston D. Wood, Tipton; her mother, Patty Cline, Tipton; father, Robert Walsh and wife Kathy, Tipton; siblings, Sherry Wallace and husband Steve, Atlanta, John Walsh, Tipton, and Richard Walsh and wife Shelly, Tipton; two granddaughters, Vivian and Hazel Lynch; a grandson expected in March; several in-laws; mother-in-law and step-father-in-law, Mary and Gaylord Hall, Tipton; father-in-law, Floyd Jr. Wood, Tipton; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Tammy and Brian Menefee, Michigantown, Cindy and Luke Payne, Dayton, and Lawrence and Brenda Hall, Michigan.
Toni was blessed with a large extended family of whom she loved very much.
Toni’s funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rock Prairie Baptist Church, 421 Ash St., Tipton, with Pastor Kevin Carr presiding. Burial will follow in Tipton Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, all at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Tipton County Relay for Life, 2723 S. Albright Road, Kokomo, IN 46902 or Rock Prairie Baptist Church,421 Ash St., Tipton. Young-Nichols Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.