Mary M. Ward

Mary Magdaline Ward, 78, of Wabash, IN, and having ties to Andrews, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at 2:48 a.m., at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Ward retired from General Tire in Wabash after 20 years, and also retired from United Technologies in Andrews after 15 years. She was affiliated with the Christian Heritage Church in Wabash.

She was born March 7, 1941, in Lackey, KY, to Frank and Mada Dials Berry. She married James R. Ward on Aug. 30, 1954, in Peru, and he preceded her in death on May 24, 1998.

She is survived by three daughters, Sonja (Terry Sr.) Brewer, Melissa (Merrill) Templin and Kimberly (Roger) Ward-Quakenbush, all of Wabash; a son, James Michael Ward, of Wabash; three sisters, Patty Copeland, Joann Burns and Betty Simpson, all of Wabash; a brother, Tommy (Patsy) Berry, of Wabash; eight grandchildren, Alethea (Mack) Eudy, of Roann; Tarrence (Mindy) Trusty; Bridie (Jeremy) Monroe, Brogan Templin, Shannon (Rich) Baele and Jordan (Amy) Dunnagan, all of Wabash; Brigid (Jeremy) Felheim, of LaFontaine; and Jamie Ward, of Texas; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Brady Merrill Templin, Barry Micah Templin and Matthew Willis Dunnagan, and a great-granddaughter, Trinley Makynna Baele.

Calling is Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Christian Heritage Church, 2776 River Rd., Wabash. A funeral service will be will be held Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the church, with calling one hour prior. Rev. Tim Prater will officiate. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.

Memorials are to Christian Heritage Church.

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