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Ward, Edna O. Hadley  1913-1989

Mrs. Richard (Edna) Ward, 75, died Thursday, June 22, 1989 at McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 26, 1989 at the St. Lawrence Community Church, with Rev. Lee J. Smith officiating. Reck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Interment was in Graceland Cemetery, Rockham, South Dakota.

Pallbearers were Gene Swaney, Maxon Conkey, Ed Watkins, Dale Simons, Charles Peterman, and George Melber.

Edna Olive Hadley was born August 21, 1913 at Rockham to Charles and Olive L. (Baker) Hadley.  She was raised by her grandmother at Crane, Missouri.  She moved to Hillsdale, Kansas with her father in 1930.

She married Richard P. Ward * February 4, 1933 at Hillsdale.  They lived in Kansas, California, Nevada and Washington. 

In 1944 ** they moved to a farm in Burdette township, and in 1945 to Rapid City, then returned to Burdette township in 1947.  They retired in 1974 and moved to St. Lawrence.

She is survived by her husband, Richard,  St. Lawrence;  one son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Jeannine Ward, San Diego, California;  one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren;  three sisters, Mrs. Milford (Murriel) Hagen and Mrs. Margaret Yada, Redfield, and Mrs. Florence Snyder, Rapid City.

Ward, Richard P.  1909-1990

* Richard Patrick Ward was born March 17, 1909 at Hillsdale, Kansas to Gilbert and Mattie (White) Ward.  He grew up in the Hillsdale area. He married Edno O. Hadley on February 4, 1933.  They lived in Kansas, California, Nevada and Washington. 

Richard was in the U.S. Army between 1943 and 1945.**  After the war they lived in Rapid City, South Dakota. 

In 1947 Richard and Edna moved to a farm in Burdette township, Hand County, where they lived until retirement in 1974, when they moved to St. Lawrence.

Richard died January 12, 1990, 6 months after Edna's passing.

** Edna's obit says 1944 moved to Burdette twp.  ---csr
Edna O. Hadley Ward  1913 -1989
Richard Patrick Ward   1909 -1990
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