AUBURN – Margarete “Margit” Hedwig Staufenthal Wood, 58, of Poland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 21, after a 28-year struggle with multiple sclerosis.

She was born May 5, 1951, in Wurzburg, Germany, to Gustav and Dorothea Wolf Staufenthal. She was educated in the German school system, and she came to the United States in 1970. She married Mark Wood on Sept. 11, 1976, and made her home on the Everett Road in Poland.

As a bookkeeper, she worked for several area companies and firms including Associated Transport, Hamilton & Sons, Valley Engineering, Specialty Paper and Clifford & Clifford Law Offices until the MS took her out of work in 1987.

While her husband attended graduate school, she worked for Printing at a Price in Richmond, Va. She was known for her exemplary work ethic and insistence on accuracy for every nickel in accounts payable and receivable.

She was a member of the Poland Baptist Church and enjoyed Sunday worship and mid-week prayer meeting.

She is survived by her husband, Mark of Poland; her son, Christopher of Auburn; her mother, Dorothea and sister Anette, brother-in-law, Peter and nephew, Tobias of Pocking, Germany; her father-in-law, Gilbert Wood of Greene; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Lindy Wood of Turner and Alan and Sheila Wood of Greene; and nieces and nephews of Greene. She is grateful to also have had two aunts, Mary Greaton and Ruth Wood, who always remembered her birthday and anniversary and many sisters in Christ who called her or stopped by to chat, vacuum, iron, cook and read to her.

She was predeceased by both sets of grandparents of Germany; her father, Gustav; and her mother-in-law, Catherine Wood.

A special thanks is owed to the nurses, therapists and nurse’s assistants of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and the personal care assistants of Helping Hands, whose years of care made life more joyful and bearable.

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