Mary Ella Ward

1/9/2014

ULYSSES — Mary Ella Ward, 85, of Ulysses, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses.

ULYSSES — Mary Ella Ward, 85, of Ulysses, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses.

She was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Manter, to John and Merril Gerhart Battin. She graduated from high school in Oberlin.

On Jan. 1, 1948, she married Dr. Virgil L. Ward in Manter. He died in 2003. She also was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Keith and Dwayne Battin.

A Ulysses resident since 1954, Mrs. Ward was a homemaker.¬ 

Survivors include three sons, Robert D. Ward of Angleton, Texas, Dr. John R. Ward of Hugoton, and Dr. Larry G. Ward of Wichita; a daughter, Nancy Davis of Garden City; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.¬ 

Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Ulysses. Burial will follow at Ulysses Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church of Ulysses, in care of the funeral home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880.

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