Donald (Don) WARD

News Death Notice

WARD, Donald "Don" age 70, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties. He was born October 8, 1943 in Morley, Tennessee. Don was employed for 23 years as accounts payable manager at Nash Finch Company, retiring in 1998. He was also employed as a driver and resale detailer at Enterprise Car Rentals. He was a member of the Greenhills United Baptist Church of New Miami and was an avid golfer. Preceding him in death were his parents, Earl B. and Mildred (Thomas) Ward; and one brother, Thomas "Pete" Owens. He is survived by his wife of 50 years on May 23, 2014, Joetta (Runyon) Ward; three children, Richard "Rick" Ward (wife Bea), Cheryl Sturgill (husband Steve) and Eric Ward (wife Tracie); four grandchildren, Joe Ward (wife Lynn), Justin Ward, Brittany Meadows (husband David) and Vincent Ward; 12 great grandchildren; one brother, Larry Ward (wife Karen); one sister, Janis Cline; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday, June 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Butler County Memorial Park Chapel, Trenton, Ohio, with Pastor Tim Mullins officiating. Interment will follow in the Butler County Memorial Park. A Celebration of Life will be Monday evening, June 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenhills United Baptist Church of New Miami (2087 Fenton St., Hamilton, Ohio 45011). Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenhills United Baptist Church, 2087 Fenton St., Hamilton, Ohio 45011. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

Herr-Riggs Funeral Home
210 S Main St Middletown, OH 45044
(513) 422-4545

Published in Journal-News on June 6, 2014