John Joseph Ward, 74 of Ripley Ohio peacefully passed away on Wednesday August 10th, 2016 at Hospice of Hope Care Center at Kenton Pointe, Maysville, KY. He was born Aug 16, 1941 in Ripley, OH, the son of the late John J Ward Sr and Vivian Grace (Burt) Ward.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother Rex Evans.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years , Ruby Ward, Children and Spouses John “Jackie” & Susan Ward, Christina & Tim Hall, Curtiss Ward & Girlfriend Teresa Slater, Rinda Ward, Cyle and Laura Ward.
8 Grandchildren: Courtney Goodpaster, Brandon Ward, Joseph Hall, Jessica Jones, Kylie, Meghan and Taylor Ward and Braxton Sexton, 1 great grandchild, Benton Ward, 4 brothers; David Ward, Chick Ward, Jeff Evans and Shane Evans and 2 Sisters, Tanya Rice and Melissa Terino and 1 uncle Wesley Burt as well as several nieces and nephews.
Services were held on August 11th, at the Meeker Funeral home in Russellville, OH.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Johns memory to Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Road, Maysville, Ky 41056.
Friends and Families may sign John’s online guestbook at www.meekerfuneralhomes.com. Questions call Meeker Funeral Home 937-377-4182.