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Jack Ward, Mt. Vernon: John R."Jack" Ward, 61,Route 5, died at 
8:30 a.m. at his home. He was born in Rockford, Il., on March 15, 1923, 
the son of Russel C. and Virginia K.(Dale) Ward. On Dec. 24th, 1947, in 
Mt Vernon, IL., he married Leola Baydean Poston, who preceded him in 
death on Sept. 22nd, 1981. Private graveside services will be held at 
11:00 A.M. Monday at Oakwood Cemetary with the Rev. Jerry Owens 
officiating. No public visitation will be held. For those who wish, memorials may 
be made to the Jefferson County Heart Fund and will be accepted at the 
Hughey Funeral Home, where the arrangements have been made. Suvivors 
include two sons, Paul R. Ward and his wife, Peggy, and Steven K. Ward 
and his wife, Joyce, all of Mt. Vernon; one daughter, Mrs. James 
(Frances) McDermott Jr. of Mt.Vernon; one brother, Robert D. Ward of Mt. 
Vernon; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Ward attended 
the First Church of God. He was employed in the maintenance department 
at the city park until he became ill. He was a Army Veteran of World War 
II, a member of The American Legion Post 141 and of the Turner Roehm 
Amvets Post 4. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his 
parents and two grandchildren.

12-1-1984 Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by Steven Kent Ward
Relationship: Son


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