Lance N. Ward, Ryleigh J. Ward, Sage P. Ward
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ATTICA — Lance Nickholas Ward, 26, Ryleigh Jae Ward, 3 and Sage Presley Ann Ward, 20 months, passed away in a fire at their home in Attica, on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 12:14 a.m.
Lance was born in Brook, on August 18, 1986. He grew up in Otterbein and Goodland and attended South Newton High School. He was presently taking classes on line for his degree from the University of Phoenix. He has been a resident of Attica for the past two years. He was a stay-at-home Dad and a full time student.
He was an avid outdoors man, enjoying hunting and fishing. He liked to play his guitar and enjoyed collecting guns and knives.
On October 22, 2010, Lance married Kelli Nicole Holycross in Williamsport. He leaves behind his wife, Kelli of Attica; his parents, William A. and Joann Ward, Rensselaer and Kimberly K. (Bohlingher) Ward, Oxford; a step mother, Tina Hewes, Calif.; three brothers, Benjamin (Jessica Snyder) Briles, Maryland; Keith (Billie Jean) Nanney, McKenzie, Tenn. and Elijah Ward, Rensselaer; a sister, Macy, Briles, Oxford; two step-brothers, Andy and Clinton Vaughn, Rensselaer; and a step-sister, Ashley Vaughn, Rensselaer; maternal grandparents, Phillip and Tina Bohlingher, Kentland and Denny and Mary Lou Stinson; paternal grandparents, Wava I. Ward and the late Milburn Ward, Clinton.
He was preceded in death by his two daughters in the fire, Ryleigh Jae Ward and Sage Presley Ann Ward.
Ryleigh Jae Ward was born in Lafayette, on September 12, 2009. She was the daughter of Kelli Nicole Holycross Ward of Attica and the late Lance Nickholas Ward. She enjoyed watching cartoons on Papaw's lap. The Mickey Mouse Club was her favorite cartoon. She enjoyed going fishing with her Daddy and playing with her sister, Sage.
Sage Presley Ann Ward was born in Lafayette, on June 13, 2011. She was the daughter of Kelli Nicole Holycross Ward of Attica and the late Lance Nickholas Ward.
The two girls leave behind their mother, Kelli Nicole Holycross Ward, of Attica; Maternal Grandparents, Mark and Brenda Mitton, Williamsport; Francie Holycross and Anthony Pearson, Indianapolis; paternal grandparents, William A. and Joann Ward, Rensselaer and Kimberly K. (Bohlingher) Ward, Oxford; a step grandmother, Tina Hewes, Calif.; maternal great-grandparents, Don and Nancy Mitton, Attica; the late Jack and Phyllis Walker; paternal great-grandparents, Wava I. Ward and the late Milburn Ward, Clinton; Phillip and Tina Bohlingher, Kentland and Denny and Mary Stinson; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Saturday, March 2nd from 4 p.m. until the service time at 7 p.m. with Pastor Daniel Jordan officiating.
Condolences may be sent on line to www.mausfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Journal & Courier on Mar. 1, 2013