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April 18, 2019

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Gladys M Ward, 1922 - 2018

Gladys M. Ward, age 95, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

She was born on September 23, 1922 to the late Ottis and Juanita Newland.  On March 31, 1944, Gladys married Robert L. Ward who passed away May 1, 2018.  They celebrated 74 years together. 

          Gladys retired after 26 years at the Alger Grain Elevator.  She was a charter member of the Auglaize Bible Church.   Her pies and cookies were appreciated by the congregation at all the church functions.  Gladys’ church family have especially been kind to her following Bob’s passing.  Deb and her family wish to thank them for their many visits, lunch dates and phone calls, she appreciated them so much.

          Glayds is survived by her daughter: Deb (Dennis) Barnes of Lima; a son-in-law: Bruce Clum of Ada; three grandchildren: Brett (Katie) Barnes, Traci (Scott) Clapper, and Jeremy (Casey) Clum; seven great grandchildren.

          She was preceded in death by two daughters: Rhea Ward and Peggy Clum; and a sister, Iris (Jim) Clark. 

          A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 21, at Auglaize Bible Church at 2525 South Phillips Road, Harrod, Ohio 45850 with Pastor Ben Buzhardt and Pastor Christian Wright officiating.  Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.

          Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.                  

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Auglaize Bible Church, Harrod and/or the charity of the donor’s choice.