2017-10-11 / Obituaries

Joe H. Ward

Joe H. Ward, 87, of Cutler, passed away on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at St. Mary’s Health Care in Lafayette, following an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Carroll County to Marion and Mary (Enoch) Ward. In 1952, he married Ruth Ann Gangwer, who preceded him in death in 1993. He married Joan Boone Hatter in 1996; she preceded him in death in 2008.

A 1947 graduate of Rossville High School, Joe served in the United States Air Force and National Guard during the Korean War.

Joe was a lifelong area farmer and was active in his community. He was a member of both the VFW Post No. 9383 and the American Legion Post No. 75, both in Delphi.

Surviving are four children, JoAnn Roe (Glenn Blackwell) and Mark Ward (Debbie), both of Rossville, Sherman Ward (Fran) of Lafayette, and Scott Ward (Marsha) of Whitestown; four grandchildren, Abigail Smith- Roe, Audre Mae Ward, Joe Ward and Mary Ward; and one great-grandson, Carter Smith-Roe.

Joe was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Paul Ward; and a sister, Agnes James.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Genda Funeral Home – Rossville Chapel with the Rev. Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Rossville Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Joe may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left at www.gendafuneralhome.com.

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