Anna Ward

Obituary of Anna Lou Ward

Anna Lou “Lucy” Ward joined our Lord on September 14, 2019 after a brief illness with pneumonia. Lucy was born on March 30, 1935 in Wauchula Hills, Florida to Sam and Jewel Dean. Despite being born with special  challenges, she never let her handicap affect the way she lived her life.

 

Lucy graduated from Wauchula High School and later graduated from Gradwohl School of Medical Technology in St. Louis where she completed the Medical Technology program. On October 6th of 1956 she married Msgt. Thomas A. Ward and  together they loved each other and lived the military life raising their family while  traveling across the country and abroad.  After retiring in Tacoma, Washington they both earned their real estate license and worked together for Century 21 Real Estate for a number of years. Their pleasures in life included camping, fishing and in later years, square dancing with their many friends.

 

After 49 years of marriage, Lucy lost Tom, the love of her life,  to cancer and eventually decided to move back home to Florida to be closer to family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Thomas Dean Ward, and her sister Dorothy Dean Sims.

 

Lucy is survived by her children, Keith Ward and Valerie and Eddie Schmidt, her grandchildren, Matthew Ward, Amanda and Jerry Hull, Cassandra and Daniel Stone and Christian Ward, as well as seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

 

She was a loving wife, amazing mother and true friend. We will miss her deeply.

 

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 21st  in Winter Haven, Florida at Steele’s Family Funeral Home on Dundee Road.  Visitation will be at 12:30 with the service at 1 pm.  Lunch will be offered at the Golden Corral on Cypress  Gardens Blvd. afterward. Internment will be on Monday, September 23rd at 10:30 am at Payne’s Creek Cemetery in Bowling Green.

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Saturday
21
September

Visitation

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Steele's Family Funeral Services
207 Burns Lane
Winter Haven , Florida, United States
863-324-1475
Saturday
21
September

Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Steele's Family Funeral Services
207 Burns Lane
Winter Haven , Florida, United States
863-324-1475
Monday
23
September

Graveside

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday, September 23, 2019
Paynes Creek Cemetery
4404 Paynes Creek Road
Bowling Green, Florida, United States
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