VeteranEdward Ward

Edward WardEdward L. Ward, 98, of Rushville died at 9:15 p.m. Oct. 8, 2012, at Snyder's Vaughn Haven Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 20, 1914, in Bainbridge Twp., Schuyler County, a son of Everett and Jessie Hood Ward. He married Lena Louise Davis on Aug. 15, 1948, in Rushville. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Donna (and Bob) Martin of Rushville and Barbara (and Don) Mustered of Easton; two twin sons, Richard "Rick" Ward of Rushville and Randy (and Joy) Ward of Easton; one brother, Albert (and Mary) Ward of Rushville; one sister, Wilma Davis of Rushville; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Ward and Robert Ward; and one sister, Marjorie Littman.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was drafted into the Army on Jan. 27, 1942, and was among the first 16 inductees to leave Schuyler County. He served in the Third Armored Spearhead Division that led the First Army's Advance in the European Theater of War.

Upon discharge from the Army on Sept. 26, 1945, he returned to Rushville and resumed work as a mechanic at Pickinpaugh Chevrolet that was later Earl Green Chevrolet. He also worked at Weakly and Sloan John Deere in Havana, retiring in 1984.

He was a member of Rushville First Christian Church and Schuyler Post #4 American Legion.

Services were held Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. John Sowers officiating. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery with military rites conducted by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and U.S. Army Honors Detail.

Memorials may be made to Rushville Veteran's Memorial or Rushville First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Condolences may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/17/2012

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