Loving, gentle, understanding, and patient, Sandy Ward was a proud mom, grandma and great grandma. Showering her family with unconditional love, she was selfless and giving.
No longer battling cancer, Sandra Kay Ward peacefully passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at her Butler home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 70.
The daughter of Glen and Anne (Stanley) Agin, Sandy was born Dec. 5, 1946 and attended Clear Fork High School.
On Aug. 13, 1963, she married Terry Ward and they shared 46 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 2009.
Sandy was a devoted mom, who was always available for her children and grandchildren. Raising her daughters, babysitting grandkids, or cheering during sporting events, Sandy was such a positive influence and role model for her family.
Very active, Sandy enjoyed walking and bike riding. She loved the outdoors and tended to her vegetable garden and also canned. She took pride in her home making sure it was in pristine condition.
She was a member of North Bend Church of the Brethren.
Sandy is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Terresa and Rodney Burdge, of Lexington, and Tracie and Rob Britt, of Loudonville; granddaughters and their boyfriends Michelle Baker and Chris, Megan Baker and Matt, Mickenzie and her husband Bobby Ballou, Terra Britt and Mike, and Cassie Britt and Tre; great grandchildren Cambrian, Silas, Sawyer, and one on the way; special sister-in-law Darla Ward, of Butler, brothers-in-law Roger and Linda Ward, of Mansfield, and Keith and Pat Ward, of Cuyahoga Falls; special nieces and nephews David Goon, Sherry Layne, Jerry Cochran, Craig Cochran, and Debbie Agin; special friend Karen Fry as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Terry Ward, great granddaughter Hadean, siblings Doris Agin, Janice Frietchen, Arden Dysart, Beverly Goon, Sharon Dickerson, and Glen Agin.
The Ward family will receive friends Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Sandy’s life will begin immediately at 1 p.m. Pastor Patrick Bailey will speak. Burial will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Sandy’s memory to Knox County Hospice or Butler Clear Fork Adult Center may be made through the funeral home.