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Rosa Catherine “Cathy” Grogan, 80 – Passed November 29, 2020

Rosa Catherine “Cathy” Grogan, 80, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool.

She was born on June 22, 1940 in Vanzant, Missouri, the daughter of Andrew Lane Emery and Sadie Genevieve (Coble) Emery.

Cathy loved playing bingo, bowling and selling Avon after retiring from the Brown Shoe factory. She was an auxiliary member of VFW Post 3770 and attended Elk Creek Baptist Church prior to her illness. She was a doting grandmother and very proud of her two grandchildren, Joshua who is finishing up his bachelor’s in business administration at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Alyssa who is finishing up her PhD in counselor education and supervision at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Rodger Dale Grogan; her first husband, Rodger Grogan; second husband, Kenneth Reed Wood; sister, Janice Lee Lawson; and brother, Lane Leroy Emery.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Alan Wood and wife Jana; grandchildren, Joshua and Alyssa Wood; sister, Donna Hannabon; and longtime boyfriend, Donnie Luton.

Due to COVID-19, a private family visitation was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, with public visitation following from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. at Penner Cemetery with Pastor Bradley Wallace from Elk Creek Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in Penner Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Penner Cemetery c/o the funeral home.