Louise Ward
September 11, 1920 - March 20, 2013
Obituary
As she climbs the precious steps to Heaven to be with her cherished daughter, Kathy Jo Lower and her beloved husband, Lester, we are sad to see her go. Louise Ward, age 92, was born in Westpointe, Ohio. She leaves us with memories to happily carry in our lives as she cares for us from above. Children, Nancy Thompson (Curtis), Sandra Moses (Thomas), Charles Ward (belated wife, Shirley), Joseph Ward (Mary) and Dr. Kimberly Ward Anderson (Richard) grieve their loss but celebrate their lives on the family farm as children learning the important lessons of life from Lester and Louise. As per her wishes, Louise did not want a Memorial Service, but wanted you to remember her only by her warm and sincere hugs as she met you in her travels. Louise worked for over twenty years at Heck's Restaurant as she continued to raise six children and help work the farm. With her love for people and wanting to put a smile on their faces through care and comfort, Louise became a nurse's aide and worked for several years at Salem Hospital. To support her love for writing, she earned a certificate for creative writing courses from Kent State University. She has left behind many of her life's memories in numerous journals for her friends and family to enjoy and from which to learn. “Across the miles and close in heart” was signed in thousands of cards as Louise's goal in life was to help others and share her love. Louise remained in her home in New Waterford. The attention, caring and sharing of love from her neighbors was immeasurable. Louise was able to stay in her home only because of the excellent care and love she received from her son, Joseph. He was her Angel on Earth and because of his excellent medical care, his daily attentiveness and especially his companionship, she was able to live her final days in her own home surrounded by the ones she loved the most. Her last unattainable goal was seeing her youngest grandchild, Zack Anderson, graduate from high school. Her front row seat will now be in Heaven. Louise is preceded in death by her loving husband, Lester and daughter, Kathy, parents, James and Violet Bell, sisters, Helen Sankovich and Thelma Hall, and brother, Jack Bell. Louise leaves behind twelve grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren and one great, great granddaughter, her brothers Raymond and James Bell, and so many friends that will miss her every day. The family of Louise expresses a special thank you to Dr. Mark Evans, who was much more than a doctor, but also, a very dear friend. Because of her love for all children, Louise asked that in lieu of flowers and cards, donations be made to Aboard Autism Connection, 35 Wilson Street, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15223 or ICAN Talk Clinic of the AAC Institute, 1401 Forbes Avenue, Suite 303, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. “A mother holds her children's hands for awhile, but embraces their hearts forever.”
Condolences

Tish Blasdell

As I start the day of getting ready to see Mom, Mary McGuckin, who is in Senior facility in Cleveland and I read this email. It is so sad to loose a special Woman. Louise was always so kind to me, and I just always looked at her thought she was a movie star. So beautiful, and so happy. Mary and Louise are the same age and East Palestine has provided them a great place to live and raise the families.It is time to celebrate her life and I send my condolence to famly members. From Tish and my sisters Mary Jane and Eileen

Steve and Diana Morris

Please accept our deepest sympathy. She always graced us with a warm smile, gentle hug and kind words. Aunt Louise will be greatly missed.

Debbie (Welsh) Nicholson

Kim..my fondest memory I have of your mother as we grew up, is the time we all went to a Christmas party at Heck's resturant and you, your mother and I all wore white go go boots. We were styling. She was such fun and enjoyed life. I know you will miss her so. My Prayers to you and your family.

Fred Meek

Dear Sandy and family, Sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I am sure God has a special place in his garden. God bless your family. Fred

Ralph Urmson

Louise was one of the people I looked forward to seeing. Always a smile, always asking about the other person. You were blessed to have her in your life. Ralph and Betty Urmson

Vicki Powell

I worked for many years at Photos In A Flash inside Family Drug in Columbiana, and I fondly remember Mrs. Ward as a customer there. She was a wonderful lady and will be sadly missed by many. My condolences to your entire family. Vicki Powell

Betty Belding

How lucky so many of us were to be part of Louise's large circle of friends and almost family. Her family was her pride and joy, and she never had enough pictures to share. I have been blessed with her love and I thank each of you for sharing her with me. Love Betty

Rock N Horse

On behalf of all of us here, we extend our sympathies of your loss. May God give you strength & comfort during this time.


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