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Donald Richard Ward

February 2, 2024

Donald Richard Ward Obituary

Donald Richard “Pap” (Dick) Ward, 83, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away on Friday February 2, 2024 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on January 9, 1941 at Centerville/Armstrongs Mills Ohio to the late Delbert Jess (Jack) Ward and Florence Marie Wallace-Ward.

Dick was a strong believer in Christ. He was a lifelong member of East Sunsbury Baptist Church. He was a faithful union man that retired from Ormet Rolling Mills in 2001. Pap was a generous, caring, and hardworking man that touched many lives. He will be greatly missed by many. 

Dick was preceded in death by- His son Richard Hamilton Ward Brothers: Jerry Laverne Ward and William D. (Connie) Ward  Sisters: Eleanore Jean (Dick) Stuart, Wanda (Steve Krempasky 1st husband / John Chini Mancini 2nd husband), Cheryl Kaye (Don) Goudy, and Madelyn Ray (Melvin) Bigler. 

Dick is survived by- His wife of 37+ years, Helen Rube Stephens-Ward. Siblings Junior Jess (Melba) Ward and Judy (David) Matusik,  His children- Douglas Matthew (Debra) Ward, Dawn Marie (John) Weiss, Michelle Lee (Charles) Black and Tya Marie (Amy) Paulus-Ramsey, his grandchildren- Deisa (Gregory) Woolum, Kayla (Eric) Gilkey, Jared (Taylor) Ward, John (J.C.) Weiss, Hunter (Kyle) Douglass, Justis Weiss, Jacob (Beth) Black, Haleigh Black, Alexa (Daniel) Weiss, and Natalie (Lex) Markwas, great grandchildren- Zella and Lydia Woolum, Liam and Ava Gilkey, Bo and Indie Ward, Xander and Madelyn Douglass, Lux and Onyx Weiss and Mason and Meryn Russell, as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.

We want to give thanks to Amedisys Hospice Care team. Their aid and loving kindness and care was greatly appreciated. 

Visitation will be held at Bauer and Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield, Ohio 2-4 and 6-8 on Tuesday February 6th. ,2024. Funeral services will be Wednesday February 7th. at the funeral home at 1pm. with words of comfort by Joe Hise. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
February 6, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bauer Turner Funeral Home
100 S Paul St.
Woodsfield, OH 43793

Visitation
Tuesday
February 6, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bauer Turner Funeral Home
100 S Paul St.
Woodsfield, OH 43793

Funeral Service
Wednesday
February 7, 2024

1:00 PM
Bauer Turner Funeral Home
100 S Paul St.
Woodsfield, OH 43793

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