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WARD, Helen Hayes age 99, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away Thursday July 24, 2014 at Emeritus at Broadmoor. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 3, 1914 to Emmett and Bessie (Ogg) Hayes. Helen married Samuel Richard Ward on December 28, 1942. Helen attended public school in Athens, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University in 1938 with a BS degree in Education. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta. Upon graduation Helen taught Kindergarten in Norwood, Ohio and in Franklin, Ohio for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Laurence G. Hayes. Helen is survived by her son, Hal (Nancy) Ward and daughter, Debra (Fred) Roedger. Helen has 5 grandchildren: Christopher Roedger of Eau Claire, WI; Jennifer Powelson of Fishers, IN; Todd Ward of Houston, TX; Ryan Ward of Aurora, CO; and Michael Ward of St. Paul, MN. Nine great grandchildren, three nieces and one nephew. Helen enjoyed doing genealogy work during her summer vacations making crafts of all kinds and playing golf. One of her fondest memories was shooting a hole-in-one. Graveside service will be August 5, 2014, 2:00 PM at Woodhill Cemetery, 6228 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Franklin. Memorial contributions may be made in Helen's name to Franklin Lions Club or Franklin Historical Society. Please visit www.anderson-fh.com to send an online condolence.

Published in Journal-News on Aug. 3, 2014
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