Vivian I. Ward

June 4, 2013

Vivian I. Ward 75, of rural Frankfort, died at 5:50 a.m. June 4, 2013 at Wesley Manor Health Care Center. Born July 14, 1937 in East Prairie, Missouri to Oscar Adam & Ruth Evangeline (Stockman) Ellis
She married Donald L. Ward on July 14, 1956 in Clinton County and he survives. Mrs. Ward was a 1956 graduate of Scircleville High School. She is a member of the Michigantown Christian Church. Vivian enjoyed jigsaw and crossword puzzles, quilting, gardening. She loved attending her grandchildren and great grandchildren sporting activities, loved her family and was loyal and devoted to them.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown, IN. Flowers are welcome; anyone wanting to make a donation in memory of Vivian, may do so to the charity of their choice.

Survived by:

Husband: Donald L. Ward of rural Frankfort, 2 Sons: Jeffrey L. (Nancy) Ward of Frankfort, Richard A. (Sherri) Ward of Frankfort, 1 Daughter: Charlotte E. (Steve) Cunningham of Frankfort, 2 Sisters: Pansy (Glenn) Webb Cornell of Frankfort, Dathel (Harold) Collins of Bringhurst, 2 Brothers: Sherman (Mary) Ellis of Naples, FL, William (Betty) Ellis of Maumelle, AR, 12 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

Her parents, a brother Wildon Ellis and a sister Delores Ann Ellis.


11 Condolences for “Vivian I. Ward”

  1. Chaplain Jim & Joann Spaulding June 5, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Dear Jeff and Family:
    Please except our deepest condolences for your loss. It is always difficult when you loss a family member. We pray that God’s love abound greatly around each one of you during this difficult time. If we can be of any service in anyway, please know you can call upon us. Blessings to you and all the family. Joann & Jim

  2. Becky and Dean Waller June 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Thinking of you all. Thank the Lord her suffering is over. Will keep you in our prayers.

  3. Marilea Cearlock June 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I was so sorry to hear the sad news about Vivian. She was such a nice person and I always enjoyed talking with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all..

  4. Mark Robertson June 6, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Jeff, I am thinking of you and your family with the loss of Vivian.

  5. Wayne & Karen Patchett June 6, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Don, Jeff, Charlotte & Richard and their families. Vivian was a kind, thoughtful and beautiful person. We have many memories of raising our children, attending church, and being neighbors for all those years. May God bless you all and comfort you in your sorrow.

  6. Katie Tarr June 7, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. I knew Vivian through her sister Pansy, who is a very dear friend of mine.

  7. Rossville Police Department June 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Dear Jeff, We are very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


  8. Stephanie, Ben, Haylee & McKenzie Davis June 7, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Don and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Vivian’s passing. She was such a kind and loving person. Everyone always had such nice things to say about her! Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are a testament to her wonderful life and her legacy. Love to you all at the difficult time.
    Steph and family

  9. Harold & Virginia Woodruff June 9, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Dear Jeff , Charlotte & family,
    I still remember your Mom bringing you two for piano lessons. She was such a sweet lady. We are so sorry for your loss, your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Phil & Janet Reed June 10, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Dear Don and family,
    Just learned of Vivian’s passing. Please accept our condolences. The video certainly portrays what a great partner she became as your wife, mother of your children, grandmother to the grandchildren, as well as great grandmother to your great grandchildren. Just an outstanding testament of her life!

  11. Deborah Klawun June 11, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Ward family, I am saddened to hear about your loss. It is never easy to lose a parent and I pray that your love and memories sustain you.

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