PRATT, KANSAS — Jeannette Anita Ward, 78, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Cunningham. She was born July 9, 1940 to Fred and Clara Emma (Bartlett) Steiger in Ada, Colorado. On May 29, 1957, she married Orla Franklin Ward in Dodge City. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2007.
Jeannette was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pratt. She worked as the activities director for 30 years at Friendship Manor which is now Pratt Health and Rehab. When her children were younger she was involved in Parent Teacher Organization, Den Mother for Scouts and the Welcome Wagon. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking and baking.
She is survived by her children, Douglas J. Ward of Pratt, William “Bill” (Shauna) Ward of Fountain, Colorado, Dianna Crane of Pratt, Kenneth (Tessie) Ward of Wichita and Kathy (Jarvis) Claypool of Park City; special granddaughter that she raised, Meghan Hennessee of Cunningham; grandson in-law, Terry Hennessee of Colorado Springs, Colorado; daughter in-law, Cindy Ward of Winfield; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Jack Steiger and Allen Teel; granddaughter, Kelly Ward; and great grandchildren, Shaylee Lynn Collins and Michael Moore.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt. Inurnment will be at a later date at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt. The family will have lunch for everyone at 311 N. Henderson in Cunningham after the service.
Memorials may be made to Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation in care of Larrison Mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.