Julia Ann Klein Ward, aged 79, of Gainesville, Florida, passed from this life on February 16, 2017 following a brief illness. She was born in Upper Sandusky, OH on May 14, 1937, educated in Wyandot County schools and was a proud graduate of Wittenberg University. She was dedicated to education and was a teacher in the Pinellas County, FL and Alachua County, FL school systems. In her later years (including her last full day with us) she was able to spend a great deal of time with the loves of her life: her granddaughters Resli, Lela, Kennedy and Ruby.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey Ward, her son Harvey Ward, Jr. (Gillian) and her daughter Elizabeth Ann Moore (Brian) and her aforementioned and deeply-loved grandchildren.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, April 5, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE 1st St., Gainesville FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the church she grew up in and always held in her heart, First Lutheran Church, 601 N. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.