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Judith Joléne Ward 1938 - 2019
Judith Joléne Ward 1938 - 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Judith Joléne Ward, 80, passed away Jan. 19, 2019, at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City. She was born June 11, 1938, in Great Bend, the daughter of John and Mildred (Unruh) Dodd.

Joléne attended high school in Great Bend, where she met her husband, Harold Roger Ward, and were united in marriage Oct. 7, 1956, in Pawnee Rock. In 1980, Jolene and Harold relocated to Oklahoma City. Joléne and Harold enjoyed 60 years together, until he passed away Jan. 8, 2016. 

She was a member of the Crossover Church in Oklahoma City. Her hobbies included playing the organ and piano, and sewing.

Survivors include two sons, Scott Ward and wife Valeta, and Brett Ward and wife Kathleen, all of St. John; one daughter, Chana Scantlin and husband Harold of Oklahoma City; one brother, Richard Dodd and wife Yvonne of Missouri; one sister, Nyla Hefling and husband Rick of Missouri;  ten grandchildren; 19 great grandchildre; and one great great grandchild.

Visitation will be 12 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m., Friday Jan. 25, 2019, at Bryant Funeral Home with Rev Dick Ogle officiating. Burial will follow at Great Bend Cemetery. Memorials have been designated to Crossover Church, Oklahoma City, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 22, 2019