Kitty Woods was born in 1884 and raised in Ritchie County, WV. She was the daughter of Isaiah Wells Woods and Ella Victoria Lambert, both of whom were lifelong residents of Ritchie Co. Kitty was the granddaughter of Philip and Salina Wells Woods. Philip was born in Pennsylvania and eventually settled in Ritchie County, he was a Minister.
Ms. Woods worked as a stenographer for a lawyer in Ritchie County. She never married or had any children of her own. In 1963 when Ms. Woods passed she made a gift to the Ritchie County Board of Education through her estate plans to permanently benefit Harrisville High School (now Ritchie County High School) and Harrisville Elementary.
"It is not the purpose of this bequest to relieve the taxpayers of any part of their burden of furnishing schools for the children of the district, but for the purpose of enabling the Board of Education to give to the children of said district advantages they might not otherwise have because of lack of funds."
In 2014, the Ritchie County Board of Education took Ms. Woods' gift and created the Kitty Woods Support Fund for Ritchie County High School and Harrisville Elementary School with the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. This fund is assigned to the Foundations Ritchie County affiliate collection of funds, Ritchie County Community Foundation. Each year the fund issues a distribution to both schools to address educational opportunities. It is through this gift, that Kitty Woods' legacy lives on.