Joan Marlene Ward
1935 - 2020
Joan Marlene Ward, 85 passed away September 29, 2020 at her residence at the Orchards in Arlington, OH. Joan was born on May 26, 1935 in Vanlue to the late Milford "Cotty" Crawford and Leona (Bayless) Crawford. She married Neil Ward on June 17, 1952 who preceded her in death on February 5, 2010. Joan is survived by her 2 sons: Larry (Donna) Ward, and Lane (Denise) Ward; 4 grandchildren: Adam (Christina) Ward, Sarah (Chris) Yeaglin, Naomi (Eric) Kell, Rachel (Cody) Mullahy; 8 great-grandchildren and a sister, Vivian (Marvin) Lee of Findlay. Joan attended Vanlue and Mt. Blanchard Schools and received her masters in speech pathology from Bowling Green State University, and went on to use her degree in the Hardin County and Blanchard Valley school systems. Joan loved working with young people and used her talents in volunteering with DAR, Child Evangelism Fellowship, and CCL. She loved reading, history, traveling. Joan (most recently) attended Community Bible Church. Visitation will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 4, 2020 with the funeral following at 3:00 pm Sunday, October 4, 2020 at CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Arlington with a committal service to follow at Riverview Cemetery. Pastor Gordon Dickson will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Findlay, 4674 TR 117, McComb, OH 45858. Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com.
CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
620 N. Main St
Sunday, October 4th 2020 1:00 -3:00 pm
Sunday, October 4th 2020 - 3:00 PM
CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
620 North Main Street
Arlington, Ohio 45814
Final Resting Place:
Riverview Cemetery [Map]
Mt. Blanchard, Ohio
Child Evangelism Fellowship
P.O. Box 454
Findlay, OH 45839
Condolences For Joan Marlene Ward
You know how much your family always meant to me and how wonderful it was to have dear neighbors.
Joan was a vivacious woman who encouraged our youthful exploits, who listened well, and who gave sound advice. Her faith was apparent in the way she lived her life.
My love and sympathy to you.
God be with you at this time!
Chaplain Gary and CharleneRinehart
Love, cousin, Jeanette Koerner
I am grateful for the years of fellowship with Neil and Joan.
Thinking of all of you!
Bob and Nancy Cole
She was so sweet and had lots of energy, always helping others around her. It was always nice seeing you guys and your wives and families at our reunions. She and Vivian made the reunion fun for all! She will be missed. Remember the good times you had with your mother and cherish them in your heart.
God’s peace and comfort be with all of you.
Jerry and Jane