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HANOVER Dollie Ann (McCormick) Ward, 81, peacefully died on Monday, May 26, 2014. She is survived by two daughters, Lesa Darville (husband Fred) of Franklin, Tenn., and Vicki Jacobs (husband Ed) of Hanover. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Kristin Kessler (Jacobs), Colby Ward Jacobs (wife Meggie Keith), Hunter Ward Darville, and Laura Darville. She is also blessed to have six great-grandchildren, Lainey and Brody Kessler, Karsyn, Khloe, and Tanner Jacobs, and Kale Darville. Dollie was preceded in death by her husband, Vance T. Ward, who passed away on July 1, 2012; her parents, Arthur and Ruth (Fain) McCormick; and sister, Becie (McCormick) Brooks. Dollie was born in Prairie Grove, Ark., on September 20, 1932. She attended the University of Arkansas where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and met the love of her life, Vance T. Ward. They would have celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 4, 2014. Dollie's faith has always been a firm foundation for her life. She belonged to the First United Methodist Church and participated in many church activities - Circle Club, Bible Study, Meals on Wheels, United Methodist Women, etc. Dollie was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She loved supporting Vance's career with Phillips 66, raising her two daughters, and entertaining friends and family. She enjoyed her role as an active grandmother, babysitting often when Colby and Kristin were young children. She rarely missed a volleyball game, wrestling match, basketball/baseball game, golf tournament, or a school sponsored event as they grew older. She and Vance especially enjoyed family gatherings to celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, summer vacations, and each holiday season. Dollie often remarked how blessed she was by her circle of friends. She loved bridge tournaments, beach vacations, golfing trips, supper clubs, and football games - whether in the stands or at home on the sofa. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, 200 Frederick St., Hanover, with her pastor, the Rev. Greg A. Rapp, officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dollie's memory may be made to the . The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com
Published in Evening Sun on May 28, 2014
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