Joan Marlene Ward

1935 - 2020

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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.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Sunday, October 4th 2020 1:00 -3:00 pm

  • Funeral Service:

    Sunday, October 4th 2020 - 3:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    620 North Main Street
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Final Resting Place:

    Riverview Cemetery [Map]

    Mt. Blanchard, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Child Evangelism Fellowship
    P.O. Box 454
    Findlay, OH 45839

  • Instructions:




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To : Larry and Lane and Families
Date :Wednesday, September 30th 2020
From : Beth Bishop-Long
Larry and Lane,
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.
Beth



To : Larry and Lane
Date :Thursday, October 1st 2020
From : Jim Padgett
My heart was saddened to see the loss of your kind and wonderful mother. I have such fond memories of not only her....but all your family...as well. Prayers go out to you both

Jim



To : Lane ward
Date :Thursday, October 1st 2020
From : Gary and CharleneRinehart
Have our deepest sympathy. God give you the peace that passes all understanding.
God be with you at this time!
Chaplain Gary and CharleneRinehart



To : Larry and Lane
Date :Thursday, October 1st 2020
From : Jim Padgett
My heart was saddened to see the loss of your kind and wonderful mother. I have such fond memories of not only her....but all your family...as well. Prayers go out to you both

Jim



To : To Larrys and Lanes families
Date :Friday, October 2nd 2020
From : Jeanette Koerner
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Joan has been a good friend to me over the years. I especially appreciate her testimony of faith for a good share of her life. Sorry I won’t be with you all but will be thinking of and praying for you! May God bless you!
Love, cousin, Jeanette Koerner



To : Larry and Lane and Families
Date :Saturday, October 3rd 2020
From : Bruce Lenetta
Sending our prayers and thoughts for all of you at this time. You have a wonderful family and your mom was a big part of that. There are many wonderful memories of the Ward, Bayless, Pratt, Romick, Robison, Crawford, Umbs, Lee connections and times together.



To : Rachel and Cody Mullahy
Date :Saturday, October 3rd 2020
From : Rich and Linda Knowlton
Thinking of you both during this difficult time! Hugs❤️❤️❤️



To : Lane and Lary Ward
Date :Sunday, October 4th 2020
From : Bob and Nancy Cole
Praying the God of comfort be with you and yours, knowing through Joan’s testimony that she is with the Father and His Son.

I am grateful for the years of fellowship with Neil and Joan.

Thinking of all of you!
Bob and Nancy Cole



To : Lane and Larry
Date :Sunday, October 4th 2020
From : Sue Gill
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember her riding her bicycle by the house & visiting every summer. We enjoyed those times. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love & Blessings, Sue Gill



To : Larry Lane and families
Date :Monday, October 5th 2020
From : Dottie Weihrauch Wehrle
Sorry to learn of Joan’s passing.
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.

With sympathy,

Dottie



To : Rachel and Cody Mullahy
Date :Monday, October 5th 2020
From : Rich and Linda Knowlton
Thinking of you both during this difficult time! Hugs❤️❤️❤️



To : Rachel and Cody Mullahy
Date :Monday, October 5th 2020
From : Rich and Linda Knowlton
Thinking of you both during this difficult time! Hugs❤️❤️❤️



To : Larry Lane and families
Date :Monday, October 12th 2020
From : Jerry Land Jane Kimmell
We would have come to the visitation to express our condolences in person, but I { Jerry} just got a new hip put in on the 2nd. We are getting to be the "Old People". Take care and behave yourselves.

Jerry and Jane



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