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Richard A. Ward

Richard A. Ward

Richard Allen Ward, formerly of 301 N 8th St died on May 26th at Sunset Home.
He was born on October 27th, 1932 at home, in the country outside of Rushville Illinois , the only child of Maurice and Nell (Lau) Ward.

He married his high school sweetheart Vesta Joann Rebman on June 16th ,1951 in Pleasant View Illinois. She survives.

Richard went to a one room schoolhouse early on and graduated from Rushville High School in 1950. He also attended Gem City Business College for 1 year.

He started his long retail career in 1952 at Klein Brothers Dept Store in Jacksonville Illinois and ended it in 1995 with TJ Maxx in St Louis. In between he worked for Montgomery Ward, Olympia Toys, United Model, Zayres, The Mirror in Quincy, Albert K and Sizes Unlimited. Bored in retirement, he then worked part time for 13 years at Payless Shoes in the Quincy Mall.

Richard enjoyed taking walks, playing cards and watching basketball on TV and being with family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 4 children. Stephen (Cindee) Ward of Milwaukee WI, Brenda (Brian) Nowicki of Dartmouth MA, Brian (Cheryl) Ward of Quincy and Vance (Susan) Ward of Huntley IL.
Also 12 grandchildren. Michael (Rita) Ward of Germantown WI, Michelle (Paul) Toth of Menomonee Falls WI, Anne (Ben) Klenke of Mt Pleasant WI, Carrie Lee (Michael) Anderson of Sun Prairie WI, Jessica (Sergio) Sao Marcos of Dartmouth MA, Adam (Amanda) Nowicki of Acushnet MA, Eric Nowicki of New Bedford MA, Caitlin (Zak) Sheeder of Urbandale IA, Keriann (Steve) Steitz of Ballwin MO, Trevor Ward of Huntley IL, Courtney (Channing) Mills of Milwaukee WI and Ashlee (David) Bain of Horicon WI. In addition, he will be missed by 21 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Adams County.

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From:
Raetta Cook
La Grange, MO
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. A super nice man.
From:
Cleve C Barkley
Loraine, IL
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Love the photo of Richard smiling... it captures his personality to a "T". Our deepest condolences. Cleve and Lois Barkley
From:
Bill & Sandra Donovan
Quincy, IL
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He was a wonderful man. Loved visiting with him and hearing his wonderful stories! He will be greatly missed
From:
Jeanne Jefferson
Carthage, IL
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So sorry to hear of your husband's passing, Joann. I always enjoyed visiting with him at church. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If there's anything I can do for you, please let me know. Love you!
From:
Jeanne Jefferson
Carthage, IL
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From:
Jeanne Jefferson
Carthage, IL
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Joann, I was so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I always enjoyed visiting him at church and listening to his interesting stories. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Love you!