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March 14, 2018

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel with Reverend Kevin Fields, Barnes Street Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in Freedom Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Ila Louise, daughter of Sadie (Stewart) and Charles A. Wanger, was born near Freedom, Oklahoma, on January 21, 1928. She passed away at Beadles Nursing Home on March 10, 2018, at the age of 90 years, 1 month and 17 days.

She graduated from Houston Valley Rural School and attended Freedom High School.

Miss Wanger was married to Harold Knabe on October 13, 1944, at Buffalo, Oklahoma, and to this union two sons and two daughters were born. They lived in Freedom, Oklahoma. In 1959 they moved to Alva. Mr. Knabe passed away June 6, 1970.

She married "Woody" Wood, May 23, 1972, at El Reno, Oklahoma. She worked along side of Woody moving heavy equipment and cared for him and their home for 36 years.

Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her husband, "Woody" Wood; son, Jimmy Roger Knabe; her mother and father; daughter Rene Kasparek; sisters, Phyllis Rhodes, Faye Rose, Marilyn Bindrum, Ludella Spurlock and Betty Trekell; and grandson Jay Keith Leech.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Knabe and Linda of Alva; a daughter, Carolyn Shook and husband James of Gracemont; a special granddaughter, Paula Kletke and her special great-granddaughter, Darian Carothers, both of Alva; sisters Linda Olson of Enid, and Janice Jamieson and husband Darrel of Enid; brothers Harold Wanger, Max Wanger and wife Janet all of Alva; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren other relatives and friends.


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