XENIA Michael E. Ward, age 59, of Xenia passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013. Born on July 24, 1954 in Dayton, Ohio, Mike was the son of the late Chester and Evelyn (Embry) Ward. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Stephen L. Ward. Mike is survived by his daughter: Mandi Walker (Joe); son: Stephen Ward (Michelle); grandchildren: Savanah Brown, Cash Walker, Everly Walker, Austin Ward, Jacob Ward and Olivia Ward. Mike is also survived by special friend Sandy Ryan as well as many other close friends and relatives. Mike was an avid gardener and Harley Davidson enthusiast. When not spending time with friends and family, Mike could be found enjoying his beloved Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals or Nascar racing.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the McColaugh Funeral Home Inc. 826 North Detroit Street, Xenia, Ohio, 45385. Family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made in Michael's name to Hospice of Dayton. (Services in care of McColaugh Funeral Home) Online condolences can be made at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com.