Alta Althea (Low) Hood, 88, of Ossian, IN passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Ossian Health and Rehab. Alta was born in Niles, Michigan on December 29, 1933 to the late Herbert and Mary (Myers) Low. On May 29, 1953, Alta married William Ray Hood in South Bend, Indiana.
Alta retired from Brandywine School in Niles, MI, where she drove bus for special needs children. After her retirement, she and her husband moved to Florida, where they had an active social life, meeting many wonderful new friends. She loved her family and friends and loved knitting, square dancing, motorcycle riding, camping, cards and dominoes.
Alta is survived by her husband of 68 years, William Ray Hood of Decatur; daughter, Regina Wolfe of Decatur; son, Alan (Kim) Hood of Niles, MI; son-in-law, Gary Burgess of Greensboro, NC; brother, Ron Low of Chicago, IL; 10 grandchildren, Elizabeth (Tim) Pruitt, Ryan (Sarah) Wolfe, Brandon (Jeni) Hood, Josh Hood (Willow), Vicki Jo Burgess, Aaron (Amber) Wolfe, Casey (Kelly) Hood, Caity (Kevin) Daus, Andrea Mason and Ethan Mason; 20 great grandchildren; 4 great-great granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.
Alta was preceded in death by a son, Steve Hood; a daughter, Vicky Burgess, son-in-law, Larry Wolfe; siblings, Larry Low, Annabelle Fishburn, Arletta Ringer and Alma Tarner.
Per Alta’s’ wishes, there will be no services.
Preferred memorials are to Heart to Heart Hospice.
Arrangements were handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
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