WARD Wendy O'Bryan Ward, age 32, of Hilliard, peacefully passed away, surrounded by loved ones, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Jim and Deb O'Bryan on June 29, 1979. Wendy received her Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Dayton. This is where she met the love of her life, Christopher Ward. They were together 13 amazing years, blessed with 9 years of marriage. She was Senior Vice President with Constructive Communication, Inc. for 10 years. She enjoyed volunteering at St. Brendan's School and for the Central Ohio Diabetes Association. She enjoyed reading, sharing laughs, and most of all being a mother to her two precious children. Wendy has touched so many people's lives. She will always be remembered for her energy, her humor, her kindness and for making a difference, no matter how small. Wendy was preceded in death by her grandparents John Trapp, Charles (Emma) O'Bryan, William (Isabel) Ward, and Marion (Mabel) Herman. She is survived by her loving husband, Christopher; adoring children, Caroline Isabel and Jackson Mark Ward; parents, Jim (Deb) O'Bryan; siblings, Nick (Becca) O'Bryan and Katie (Travis Robinson) O'Bryan; grandmother, Mary Trapp; father-in-law, Mark (Joyce) Ward; brother-in-law, Matthew (Jennifer) Ward and Timothy Ward; nieces and nephews, Zach, Sam, Chloe, Luke, Josh, Noelle "Goddaughter", Sarah, Emmy, Charity, Christian, Gabe, and Colin "Godson". Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, 4475 Dublin Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Father Jerry Stluka, Celebrant. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery In lieu of flowers, contributions in Wendy's memory may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, https://support.bcrfcure.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=14. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Wendy.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 22, 2012