Dolly Naomi Hood

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December 23, 1939 - April 10, 2020
Born in Savannah, GA
Resided in St. Peters, MO

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Dolly Naomi Hood of Saint Peters, MO, passed away at the age of 80 on Friday, April 10, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Naomi White.

Dolly is survived by her beloved husband, David Hood; her children, Cheri (Kevin) Burleson and Jim (Julie) Hood; her grandchildren, James Barton, David Hood, Emily Hood; and her sisters, Barbara Jones and Carol Ann (Roy) Pierce.

Dolly was a faithful member of Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Charles and treasured the community she found there and in the SVC Club. She was an amazing gardener who belonged to the Up-See Daisy Garden Club and won every award there is to win in the flower shows she entered. Her passion for creating beautiful things also extended to her bead work and the many fine pieces Dolly crafted over the years. She retired after a rewarding career in the Francis Howell School District and will always be remembered as a devoted mother who put her family first in everything. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial contributions in Dolly’s name may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church of St Charles, MO.

Services will be held at a later date.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Babs Kehl-Fairchild April 13, 2020 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Soo many found memories of Dolly helping out in Sunday School at Trinity Church……prayers for you David, and the family….must have been horribly difficult not to be able to be with her……am sure you were in her heart!! Babs

    • David April 18, 2020 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Thank you Babs, Those were good years back then, we had a lot of good times at church.

  2. Jan moore April 13, 2020 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Will miss you Dolly. Every time SVC gets together we will remember you. Thank you for all your years of love and friendship. I hope you have started a garden in heaven and all your cats are there with you. Much love. Jan and Chuck Moore

  3. CARLENE GRIVOIS April 13, 2020 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    candle 1David, Cheri and Jim,
    My heart goes out to each of you. Whatever will we do without Dolly. I worked with her for 20 years and Dolly and I retired from Castilo together in 1998. We celebrated our 20 years of retirement with lunch out in 2018. And, of course, Dolly was a member of our SVC! Know that you are in my prayers. Dolly will ever remain in my heart.
    Love to all,
    Carlene

  4. Bill & Kathy Warren April 13, 2020 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    David, please accept our condolences in the loss of of Dolly. You and your family are in or prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Bill and Kathy Warren

    • Holly Freeman April 14, 2020 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      candle 5David, I just found out! I am so very sorry for your loss. I will miss Dolly. And I’ll miss you coming in to the Landing and getting a hug. My prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

      • David Hood April 15, 2020 at 8:37 am - Reply

        Thank you Holly, I still have to make at least one more trip to the Landing, just don’t know when yet. So, don’t lose that hug. I intend to collect it. I need all of them that I can get right now.

  5. Janet Kim April 14, 2020 at 7:42 am - Reply

    David, Cheri and Jim,
    My deepest sympathies for the loss of Dolly. I met her at Central school in 1975. She was a wonderfully kind southern woman. Over the years we had many dinners and lunches together with our SVC friends . I have many memories of Dolly in my home as throughout the years she crafted wonderful gifts that I still use today. Our SVC friends have gone through many ups and downs over the years but each month our friendship helped all of us get over life’s hurdles. Dolly will be dearly missed. How fortunate we all are to have known her. My deepest condolences to her family.

    Sincerely ,
    Jan Kim

  6. Don & Bette Hammond April 14, 2020 at 8:12 am - Reply

    David, Cheri and Jim

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We all had some very good times together many years ago. We were proud to have David and Dolly as the God Parents for our son Kirk. We will keep a watch for notification of the service.

    • David Hood April 14, 2020 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Don & Bette, thank you for your kind comments. It has been tough, not being able to be with her & now we can not even have a funeral. We will have a memorial service when things get back to what is called normal. We will see that you are notified.It will be good to see you again. David

  7. Dorothy Davis April 14, 2020 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I’m thinking of all of you as you remember all the special times with your family and friends. As the past few years fade away with time, the good memories will return. God Bless all of you.

  8. Marilyn Sutter- Whitehead April 14, 2020 at 10:02 am - Reply

    David, Cheri and Jim

    Please accept my condolences in the loss of Dolly! She was such a sweet and loyal friend dating back to Trinity Episcopal in the 1970’s. David, I’m sad to say that Ben passed away on March 9. These are sad times for everyone but especially when you lose your best friend.

    • David Hood April 14, 2020 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      Thank you Marilyn, & I am sorry to hear about Ben. Had he been sick ? Dolly had gone into the ER on the 16th of DEC, and then had an Embolism on her birthday, 23 Dec, spent the next two weeks in ICU & another few weeks in a regular med room. She left the Hospital for the Landing of O’Fallon. She developed breathing problems & was taken to the ER at Progress West on the 2nd of April where she tested positive for COVID-19. She passed on the 10th. The hardest part was I could not be with her during any of it.

  9. Kevin Burleson April 14, 2020 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hood family. Mrs. Hood was a true and kind southern lady. May we all cherish and hold onto the memories that we have of and with Mrs. Hood.

  10. Kathy Smith April 14, 2020 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with you David and your family. I was glad to see you and Dolly back at Trinity. You both were such an important part of our parish.

  11. Betty Bybee April 14, 2020 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    To Dolly’s family,
    My sincerest condolences to you all for your loss. I was so saddened to hear this news. I’ve known Dolly since years at Central then Castlio and after retirement the Red Hat gals. She was such a warm, caring and fun person. She comforted me when I was going through a tough family situation and helped get me through it. She will be missed.
    Sincerely,
    Betty Bybee

  12. Joann Dunmire April 16, 2020 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    candle 7Dear Cheri, David and family,

    My thoughts and prayers to you for the loss of your Mom and wife.
    May the lord protect you while you grieve at this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Joann, The Cottage Shop.

  13. Joe Lonigro April 16, 2020 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    To Dave, Cheri, Jim, and Family,
    We are so very sad about Dolly’s death. We have know Dolly for over 47 years and I can’t ever remember a time we met her that she did not have a big smile on her face. We were together a lot going out to eat, to wineries, to the Botanical Gardens to all kinds of different types of craft fairs. One of her favorite things to do was to go to Estate Sales and buy from shopping networks. Dolly always loved a bargain and I was always surprised how she found such good bargains. We met Dolly and Dave, Cheri, and Jimmy in Colorado and became fast friends. Dolly and Dave moved back to St. Louis a couple of years before we did, and when we moved back we were so thrilled to become friends again. As I said before, we went out to eat a lot and played bridge many times at our kitchen table. Off course Dolly and I normally won!!! We offer our deepest sympathy to Dave and the rest of the family. There won’t be a day when we won’t think of her smiling face. She was a beloved friend of ours and will be truly missed.
    Love to the Family,
    Joe and Jane Lonigro

    • David Hood April 16, 2020 at 5:22 pm - Reply

      Dear Joe & Jane, you two were more than fast friends, you’re more like family to us. We always enjoyed our time with you. As for your normally winning, Jane & I were just trying to be kind to you. RIGHT , JANE !!!

  14. Nancy Chaky April 17, 2020 at 12:35 am - Reply

    Dear Cheri and family,
    My sincerest condolences to you for the loss of your mother and wife. I will be keeping you in my prayers. May peace surround you all.

  15. Nancy Chaky April 17, 2020 at 12:37 am - Reply

    Dear Cheri and family,
    My sincerest condolences to you all for the loss of your mother and wife. I will be keeping you in my prayers. May peace surround you.

    Nancy Chaky

  16. Herman Wilfong April 17, 2020 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    I just heard about Dolly passing recently. Dolly was my secretary for a short while at Central School in 1980 and 1981. When I took the principal’s position at Castlio in 1981 Dolly transferred to Castlio with me. She was always loyal to me and the needs of the school. She was instrumental in helping me open Caslio School in 1981 and assisting in making a successful start for teachers and students. In 1989 Castlio went from an enrollment of about 650 students to an enrollment of over 1300 in about six weeks. I remember working 28 days straight to be sure we had successful transition of all the new students being transferred to Castlio. Dolly was there most of those days and was again instrumental in making sure all records were transferred and ready for the first day of school.
    Dolly was a very private person but when she talked about her family one could tell she was very proud of her children and husband. I regret not maintaining contact with Dolly and other staff members at Castlio. I seems such a short while ago that we were working together at Castlio. Dolly was very good at proofing my letters and schedules for the school. Exception: She let me misspell the word “Demonstrate” for 14 years. I always left the letter “n” out of demonstrate. She mentioned the misspelling at my retirement party. I still chuckle about that every time I hear the work demonstrate.
    My condolences to David and the rest of the family.

    • David April 18, 2020 at 9:46 am - Reply

      Thank you for the kind words. Dolly aways spoke well of you, she was proud to have worked with you and held you in high regard. She corrected my words also, even when I was speaking them. She asked me not too long ago, that if anything should happen to her would I remarry. I told her “no”. We are married for 62 years, and in all that time I was never able to get her trained. I was not about to start over from scratch.

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