CHAMPAIGN – Linda S. Ward, 64, of Champaign, Ill., died at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at her home.
Linda was born on July 23, 1948, in Chicago, the daughter of Henry and Josephine (Stanfa) Ward; They both preceded Linda in death.
Linda was a 1966 graduate of DeKalb High School and a 1971 graduate of Northern Illinois University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in journalism. Linda spent most of her life as a newspaper copy editor, reporter
and photographer; however, during her last few years, she was a substitute teacher for the Champaign-Urbana School District.
Linda was a private person in many ways and her most profound thoughts were expressed in her writings and photography. Linda will be remembered for her independence, a thoughtful daughter and her creative intellect. Her inner soul was rife with thoughtfulness and kindness.
Survivors include an older brother, John Ward, and younger sister, Patricia Ward, both of Santa Fe, N.M.; two nephews, Tim (Amanda) Jewell of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Adam Jewell of Denver, Colo.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Champaign-Urbana Chapel, 710 N. Neil St., Champaign. Join Linda's family in sharing memories of her life on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.