Everett Ward

Everett L. Ward, 69, of Macomb died at 9:35 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at his home.

He was born Nov. 12, 1935, in Rockport, a son of Everett D. and Lucille Grimsley Ward. He married Marilyn Stone on Nov. 12, 1954, in Colchester. She survives.

Also surviving are his parents of Rushville; three sons, Lee (and Lynne) of Blandinsville, Mike (and Shelly) of Sciota and Roger (and Kari) of North Chili, N.Y.; one daughter, Brenda (and Tim) Drury of Bloomington; two brothers, Bill (and Linda) of Blandinsville and Dave (and Judy) of Rushville; one sister, June Haines of Rushville; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Nancy.

He was a salesman for Pioneer Seed Co. for 30 years and owned and operated Ward Crop Service in Blandinsville for 23 years, retiring in 1999.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge and Colchester Masonic Lodge #496.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Family graveside services will be held at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester at a later date with Rev. Lee Unger officiating.

Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital Hospice or to the Auxiliary Nurses Scholarship of McDonough District Hospital.

From the Peoria Journal Star.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/12/2005

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