Retired KNCSB Foundation consultant Janie Wood dies

Janie Wood died Thursday morning, July 14, at age 87. She and her husband, Charles, served as planned-giving consultants for the Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist Foundation. They retired on Dec. 31, 2014, after serving 23½ years.

She served at her husband’s side as a pastor’s wife for 43 years. They served churches in five different states. Their last pastorate was at University Baptist Church, Wichita, Kan., where they served from 1979 to June 30, 1991.

She was born Feb. 24, 1929, in McCune, Kan., to Hugh and Nellie (Dye) Scherer.

On Aug. 4, 1950, she married Dr. Charles L. Wood in Stillwater, Okla. She was a loving pastor’s wife, mother, secretary and planned-giving consultant.

Janie graduated from Stillwater, Okla., High School in 1947. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business education from Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) in 1951 and did graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

She is survived by her husband, Charles; daughters, Mary Wood and Susan (Bob) Ferstl all of Derby; grandchildren, Kevin (Josie) Ferstl, Derby; great grandchildren, Norah, Graham, and Laurel Ferstl; siblings Patricia Baker, Edmond, Okla., and Mary Lou (Dr. Joe ED.D.) Gunn, Broken Arrow, Okla.

Janie was preceded in death by her parents; brother Richard Scherer; sister Helen Nemecek.

The service was held Saturday afternoon, July 16, at Pleasantview Baptist Church, Derby, Kan.

A memorial fund has been set up for Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist Foundation mission causes. Checks may be made out to: Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist Foundation and mailed to 5410 SW 7th St., Topeka, KS 66606. Please note that it is for the Undesignated Fund in memory of Janie Wood. 

Smith Family Mortuaries in Derby was in charge of arrangements. Read the obituary