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Deanna Ward Obituary

Deanna Ward (Image via Flickr Creative Commons / hanspoldoja)
Deanna Ward (Image via Flickr Creative Commons / hanspoldoja)
Deanna Ward, 70, died Monday, May 20, 2013 when tornadoes struck Oklahoma City.


Ward was described by her daughter, Shelly Irvin, as the "best mom in the world."

She died in Monday's storm in the closet of her home about a block from Plaza Elementary School while holding hands with her son.

Her son survived.

Ward was a retired nurse and was frail, and Irvin told The Okla homan her son did not have enough time to get their mother into a car and leave the area.

"My brother and I have been through a lot of struggles and she never gave up on us. She was always there," Irvin told the newspaper.

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