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Posted on Jan. 13, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

July 16, 1919 - Jan. 10, 2013

CASSOPOLIS, Mich. — Nell Ward, 93, of Cassopolis, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles.

She was born July 16, 1919, in Elberton, Ga., to Frank and Viola (Fortson) Heard.

She married Leonard H. Ward. He preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and four sisters, Elizabeth Cannon, Annie Burton, Eula Mae Willis and Olar Allen.

Nell was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was an excellent cook. She never met a stranger, and would easily begin talking to any one she met.

Nell lived in Cass County Medical Care Facility in Cassopolis. The staff remembers hearing her sing as she went down the hall with some of the other residents following her. She was much beloved. She enjoyed the various church groups coming into the facility for worship services.

Nell’s family is very thankful for the wonderful care that the staff provided for her. Nell will be greatly missed by family and friends.

She is survived by one sister, Gladys Jones of Chicago; and a host of nieces and nephews, including nieces Daisy Hervey and Georgia Yarbrough, both of Vandalia.

Family and friends will gather for a memorial service this spring at a date and time to be announced.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis.

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