CASSTOWN - Edwina M. Ward, age 89, formerly of Casstown, Ohio, more recently of Covington, Ohio, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Covington Care Center.
She was born on April 19, 1924 in Miami County, Ohio, to the late Dewey and Jessie (McClintock) Schaefer.
She was married to Merlin Ray Ward, and he preceded her in death on July 8, 2008.
She is survived by her two sons, Daniel Ward of Casstown, Ohio, and Douglas Ward of Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Carolyn Youngerman of Casstown, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Cindy Ward of Casstown, Ohio; four brothers, Vernon "Buss" Schaefer of Tipp City, Ohio, Ernie Schaefer of Troy, Ohio, David Schaefer of Lena, Ohio, and Eldon Schaefer of Troy, Ohio; three sisters, Christine Ward of New Carlisle, Ohio, Margaret Karnehm of Troy, Ohio, and Nancy Hinkle of Laura, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by two sons, Dennis "Butch" Ward and Mark E. Ward; and two brothers, Patrick and Michael Schaefer.
She was a graduate of Lostcreek Schools and a member of Troy Baptist Temple.
Mrs. Ward assisted her husband in his business-Ward Sanitary Service.
Services will be held at 10:30AM on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, Ohio, with Pastor Frank Workman officiating. Interment will follow in Casstown Cemetery, Casstown, Ohio. Friends may call from 3-5PM on Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com