Othel F. ‘Skip’ Ward

March 21, 2021

Othel F. ‘Skip’ Ward, 79, of Monticello, died March 21, 2021 at his home.  He was born March 2, 1942 in Evansville, Ind. to Othel D. Ward & Mary Sue (Britt) Hulak.  He married Beverly A. Duckworth on January 30, 1975 in Indianapolis and she survives.

Skip was a graduate of Evansville Bosse High School.  He attended Indiana University for 2 years. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served in Vietnam from 1960-1964.   He retired from Freightliner Truck Corporation.  He was a member of the Monticello American Legion and the Indianapolis Masonic Lodge.  Skip enjoyed fishing, pheasant and deer hunting.

Visitation and Services

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Monticello American Legion, 405 E. Washington St., Monticello, Indiana. Memorial donations may be made to the Monticello American Legion, 405 E. Washington St., Monticello, IN 47960.

Survived by:

Wife: Beverly A. Ward of Monticello, 5 Sons: Francis T. Ward of Brownsburg, Othel F. Ward Jr. of Frankfort, Donald E. Ward of Brownsburg, Robert Shaw of Sheridan and Allen Shaw of West Virginia, 3 Daughters: Dolores Altmeyer of Indianapolis, Pam Deaver of Burnettville, and Susie Halterman of Indianapolis, Sister: Pam Ward of Evansville, 23 Grandchildren and 27 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Darlene Grice, a son, Brian Shaw, brother, William Gray and a grandson.


Leave your Condolences

3 Condolences for “Othel F. ‘Skip’ Ward”

  1. Richard Taylor March 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, he was a great friend, I will miss him.

  2. Pamela C. Ward March 22, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    I so sorry for your loss, you have my love through this hard time. I didn’t know Skip for very long we, were kept apart by our moms. It took me a long time to find him, thank God for face book that’s how I found my brother. I wish we had all those years back that we both looked and couldn’t find each other. Skip I always wished every night that I would have a brother like all my friends. And then I found you, my prays were answered I had a big brother. You will always be the most wonderful gift I ever got. Hey big brother, you are still my hero. I love you forever your little sister, Pam.

  3. Merrell March 22, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    So sorry for your loss Bev, prayers for you and your family.

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