Chelsea Alexa Hood

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Chelsea Alexa Hood, 24, of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Jan. 6, 2016, at KU Medical Center, in Kansas City, Kan. She was born July 30, 1991, in Osceola, Mo., the daughter of Cory Eugene Hood and Brenda Gene (Taylor) Pettit, both of whom survive.

Chelsea lived most of her life in the Nevada area attending the Nevada R-5 District where she was involved in cheerleading, dance, and choir. She also attended both Crowder College and Fort Scott Community College for a time. When time allowed she enjoyed four-wheeler riding, horses, reading, watching movies, and was an avid Netflix fan. Though her life was short, she left an unending legacy through organ donation to save and enhance the lives of many that she will never know.

Survivors in addition to her parents include siblings, Paige Nelson and husband, T.J., of Fort Scott, Shelby Pettit also of Fort Scott, Kendra Kirby of Pittsburg, Sidney Pettit of Moundville, and Zackary Hood of Nevada; paternal grandparents, Peggy Baggett of Nevada, Don Hood of Rich Hill, and Chris Hood also of Rich Hill; maternal grandfather, John Taylor of Fort Scott; nieces and nephews, Naithan Johnson, Kaiden Nelson, and Emma Bethal; along with a host of other extended family members. Chelsea was preceded in death by her beloved grandfather, Paul Baggett; and beloved grandmother, Nova Higgins.

A memorial service for Chelsea Alexa Hood will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 11, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Pastor Roger Beach officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., just prior to the service also at the funeral home. Interment will follow at a later date.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association or to a fund for the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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