Nancy Ward, 82, of Springfield died at 8:08 am, Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born October 15, 1933 to Floyd and Margaret Cheak Cornell. She married Jack L. Ward on June 13, 1953 and he preceded her in death on July 14, 1999.
She is also preceded in death by her parents and step mother, Martha Nilson Cornell.
She is survived by three daughters, Teresa Ward Nuss of Springfield, Kathryn (Mark) Reilly of Waunakee, WI and Diana (Charlie) Foor of Springfield; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Davis, Angeline Nuss, Schuyler Ward, Kaitlyn (David) Senn, Samantha Reilly (Fiance: Justin Zurbuchen), Eric (Nana) Ward, Sarah (Kenneth) McCart, Deana Peecher and Zachary Peecher; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Karen (Darrel) Malcom of Carol Stream, IL and Carol (Robert) Norton of Springfield.
Nancy was a member of South Side Christian Church. She was a self-sacrificing person that enriched many people’s lives. She retired from St. John’s Hospital after 14 years.
The family will be hosting a memorial service at 2:30 pm, Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Real Life Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Time: 02:30 pm
Real Life Church
Address:2701 Hermitage Road, Springfield, IL, 62703
The family will be hosting this memorial service
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