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Mary L. Ward

Mary L. Ward, age 93, of Metamora, Ohio, and a resident of Elizabeth Scott Community the past four months, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

She was born on September 29, 1923 to Anthony and Caroline (Gerten) Lumbrezer in Richfield Center, Ohio. After 37 years of marriage, Mary became the widow of Bert, who preceded her in death in 1981.

For over 30 years, Mary worked for Stubnitz Green/Hoover Ball Bearing, Adrian, Michigan. She then became the Assistant Cook at Holy Trinity School, Swanton, Ohio for 28 years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.

Mary loved spending time with her family. Those who came to visit were always offered a meal. It was like the miracle of the loaves and fishes, no matter how many unexpected guests, there was a feast spread out before them.

Mary is survived by her loving children, Roger (Janet) Ward, Ronald (Nam) Ward and Debra (Jim) Cook; daughter-in-law, Nadine Ward; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jim Lumbrezer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bert; two sons, Junior and infant son, Jerry Ward; her brothers, Cletus, Kenneth and Bernard Lumbrezer; and sisters, Florine Domire, Ethreada Malosh and Adeline Carter.

The family will receive friends at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, Ohio from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 9th, where a Scripture service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home on Monday, April 10th and follow with a Mass of Resurrection at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, with Fr. Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to Holy Trinity School or Parish, or The American Diabetes Association.

Residence: Metamora, Ohio

Visitation: Sunday, April 9th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora

Mass of Resurrection: Monday, April 10th at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption

Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery

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Our condolences to your family. You mom was a great person who raised great kids. God Bless and Keep you in this time of grief.

Bob & Nancy Mossing Apr 21 2017 12:00 AM

Jim, Deb and Family........So sorry to hear of the loss in your Family. What a wonderful lady. May all the fun memories be treasured deeply. With sincere heartfelt sympathy.

John and Shelley (simon) Miller Apr 12 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your mom Roger. Peace to you and your family knowing she is in a wonderful place.

Helan (Vaculik) Hesterman Apr 12 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry we are still in Florida and won't be able to join with you in the service today. Aunt Mary was one special lady. We send our sympathy to you all. May God give you peace and comfort in this time of loss and care for your every need. Love, Bob And Betty Carter and family.

Bob and Betty Carter Apr 10 2017 12:00 AM

My heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your mother. A Mass was said for her today. May the tear of Divine Compassion wash over you and give you peace. I remember Mary as a quiet and kind neighbor. My heart goes out to you all.

Rand Gillen Apr 9 2017 12:00 AM

What a role model as a mother, grandparent, parishioner, and dear friend. I surely need to add "cook" to that list of her role model talents! My prayers are with her special family members, and I apologize that I am still in Florida and can't be at her Mass of Resurrection. Know that her name has been added to the prayer wall here at St. Timothy's in Lady Lake, FL Fondly...Char Kreuz

Charlotte Kreuz Apr 8 2017 12:00 AM

She was such a family loving person you were blessed to call her mom.

Paulette Zwyer Apr 7 2017 12:00 AM

Roger so sorry for your loss

Joyce &Tom Shelley Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM

Mary was such a wonderful neighbor. I so enjoyed walking "on the avenue" with her on warm days. We are so sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

Larry and Sandy Dunbar Apr 5 2017 12:00 AM