Mary H. Ward, 75

April 18, 2011

AUG. 1, 1935-APRIL 17, 2011

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. — Mary H. (Shank) Ward, age 75, of Warfordsburg, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at her home.

Born Aug. 1, 1935, in Pinesburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late Earl Clifford and Helen Davis Shank and the widow of Dane Leroy Ward, who died April 21, 2007.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by two sons, Ricky L. Ward of Pasadena, Md., and Dean A. Ward of Dundalk, Md.; one daughter, Dena Miller of Greencastle, Pa.; one sister, Lillian Scott of Ledo, Kan.; one brother, Eugene "Butch" Shank of Hagerstown, Md.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Velma Sis Harshman and Alice Lynn; and four brothers, Harold Shank, Charles Shank, Earl Shank and Richard Shank.

A graveside service will be Thursday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at Buck Valley Memorial Cemetery, Warfordsburg, Pa. The Rev. Scott Gibbs will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Md., Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

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