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Helen M. Ward, 102, of Denver, NC quietly passed on December 26, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter S. Ward and her siblings: Betty Mackall, Ruth Mackall, Mary Schragg, James V. Mackall and Ronald Mackall. Helen was a member of the Chippewa United Methodist Church for more than fifty years. She was member of United Methodist Women’s Circle and the Eastern Star of East Palestine, Ohio. Helen was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her two sons W. Keith Ward and David Ward and David’s wife Ellen Ward. Her granddaughters are Lynn Ward, Heather Gearhart, Lorie Ward and Hope Thompson. Her great-grandchildren are Seth Thompson, Taylen Gearhart and Nathan Thompson.
At the time of her passing Helen was 102 years old. She celebrated life by never giving in to her age. Living in her own home until the age of 100, Helen embodied the can-do spirit of her generation. She volunteered at Beaver Valley Medical Center hospital for over 30 years. An avid seamstress, Helen created doll apparel for auction to benefit the Salvation Army and created dozens of hand-made teddy bears in her signature style.
Throughout her years she saw many great achievements and survived a number of tragedies. Throughout it all Helen’s faith never wavered. This world has lost a cherished member and heaven has gained a precious soul.
A memorial service will be scheduled this Spring.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury, North Carolina is assisting the Ward family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.