Gwen M. Ward 1939 - 2012 Olathe

Gwen M. Ward, age 73, of Olathe, Kansas and previously of Phillipsburg, Kansas passed away while surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Memorial Services will be at 3:00 pm on Monday, September 3, at the Presbyterian Church of Stanley, KS. (14895 Antioch Rd. Overland Park, KS. 66221) The Visitation and fellowship for family and friends will be before the service from 1 to 3 pm at the church. A Celebration of her life will follow at a later date in Phillipsburg, Kansas. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Presbyterian Church of Stanley or Olathe Hospice and Palliative Care both in care of the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home.
Gwen was born on March 29, 1939 in WaKeeney, Kansas the only child to Gerald and Elsie Jefferies. She attended schools in WaKeeney and graduated with her teaching degree from Fort Hays State University. She
married Larry Ward June 19, 1963 in WaKeeney. They began their married life in Bogue, KS and then settled in Phillipsburg where they raised their family. Her first priority was her family. She was a loving mother and supportive wife. She was an active member of her Church and Community in Phillipsburg and later in Olathe. Her love and joy in life were her friends, family, and most importantly her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Larry Ward in 1990.
Survivors include two daughters Christy Elsner and husband Sean of Olathe, KS., Stephanie Frankenfeld and husband John of Thornton, CO., and five grandchildren Jeffrey, Chandler, Ashley, Chase and Carlee.
Arrangements: Alden-Harrington Funeral Home 913-422-4074
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