Barbara Ward

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SIDNEY — F. Barbara Ward, age 79, of Sidney, passed away Jan. 29, 2017, at Fair Haven Nursing Home in Sidney.

She was born Jan. 18, 1938, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, to the late Edward and Mary Edna (Dickinson) Berndt.

She married Rodney H. Ward on Dec. 22, 1957, and he preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1997.

Barbara is survived by daughters, Denise and Bryan Boyd, of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and Katherine and Randy Lochtefeld of Oregonia, Ohio; sons, Nevin and Molly Ward, of Dayton, Ohio, and Tom and Sherri Ward, of Sidney; grandchildren, Jay and Emily Boyd, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Amanda and Andrew Sharpe, of Knoxville, Tennessee, Adam and Sam Ward, of Dayton, Ohio, Joshua and Kelli Ward, of Sidney, April Abarca Ward and Jonathan of San Jose, Costa Rica; and great-grandchildren, Savanna Ward, Summer, Elijah and Grace Abarca Ward.

One sister, Katherine Berndt, preceded her in death.

Barbara was a member of the Pemberton United Methodist Church in Pemberton. She was an RN Administrator in Shelby County for 40 years. She was very proud of graduating from the Miami Valley Hospital of Nursing in Dayton, Ohio. She loved to travel, garden and spend time with her grandchildren, family and friends.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, with the Rev. Barbara Staley, officiating. A private family burial will follow at Bellefontaine Cemetery in Bellefontaine.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Billy Graham Association.

The staff of Adams Funeral Home has been entrusted with all funeral arrangements.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2017