Mary Elizabeth Ward of Covington, passed away July 22, 2015, at the age of 90. Born in Wood County, Ohio, December 15, 1924, to the late Earl and Mary Leatherman, she was the 7th of 15 children. In 1946, Mrs. Ward graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio, then furthered her education at Midwifery Course in Hayden, Kentucky, where she graduated in 1953. She worked as a visiting nurse for several years in Toledo, Ohio and Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Ward converted to Christianity, in 1947, at a Youth for Christ meeting. In 1951, she graduated from Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. She was loved dearly and will be missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Paul Ward; parents; and her 11 sisters and brothers.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 55 years, Paul M. Ward of Covington; grandson and his wife, Daniel and Stephanie Ward; great-grandson, Ethan Ward, all of Oxford; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Jane Leatherman of Toledo, Ohio, Howard and Erma Leatherman of Timberville, Ohio; sister, Blanche Sprouse of Toledo, Ohio; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Ward will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015, 11 a.m., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Tanner Cline officiating, and interment following in New Covington Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, prior to her service, from 9-11 a.m.
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