Clara Marie Ward

December 17, 1917 - June 07, 2008 

Clara Marie Ward

December 17, 1917 - June 07, 2008 

Obituary for Clara Marie Ward

Age 90, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Ionia. She was born on December 17, 1917 in Riverdale, MI the daughter of James and Lillian (Corder) Wilson. Clara loved to bake cookies and candy and deliver them to everyone. She touched the hearts of everyone she met. She married Elijah Ward, Sr. on December 28, 1933 in Rodney, Michigan and he preceded her in death in 2007. Also preceding her in death were two sons, James in 2000 and Ezra at birth; sister, Norma Wise; two half sisters and two half brothers. She leaves a son Elijah (Joan) Ward, Jr. of Fenwick; daughter, Lillian (Frank) Spratto of Portland; grandchildren, Don Ward of Rhode Island, Dennis Ward of Ionia, Colon and Daryl Battle of Ionia, Cheryl O'Connor of Portland, Diana Fillwock of Williamston, Frank Ward of Ionia, Laurie Wittenbach of Ionia, and Kris Ward of Fenwick; 10 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Harger of Shiloh Community Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at the Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Homes, 220 Rich Street, Ionia with interment following at Balcom Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the interment at Shiloh Community Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Ionia Area Hospice or the American Alzheimers Association, in memory of Clara Marie Ward. On line condolences may be made at www.schraubenlehman.com

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