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Velda Ward

Monday, December 22, 2008

Aug. 18, 1925 - Dec. 19, 2008

OBERLIN -- Velda Ward, 83, died Friday (Dec. 19, 2008) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin.

She was born Aug. 18, 1925, on a farm in Norton County, Kan., to Hiram and Bertha (Crabill) Fullerton. She grew up in rural Norcatur, Kan., and attended Long Branch Country School. She graduated in 1943, from Norcatur High School.

On April 14, 1946, she married Frank Ward in Norcatur. They lived on a farm near Norcatur before moving into Norcatur in 1980. She was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 27 years. In 2006, they moved to Cedar Living Center in Oberlin.

She was a member of the EHU, Commercial Club, Cardinal Cafe Board and the Norcatur Alumni Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Bertha Fullerton

Survivors include her husband, Frank of Oberlin; daughter, Wava Reames of Norcatur; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were today at 2 p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin. Interment was in the Norcatur Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Cedar Living Center or Norcatur City Building Fund.

Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.