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Virginia P. Ward
  • Dundas Independent Church, c/o Shirley Stone
    65671 Pierce/LeMar Road
    Hamden, OH 45634
  • Coalton First Baptist Church
    P.O. Box 42
    Coalton, OH 45621

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“That was a beautiful video. Virginia was such a beautiful and kind lady. May she rest in peace. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kristie Appleman - McArthur, OH

“Prayers and Love ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Cara & Garnet Boyer - Friend

“We are so sorry to hear of Virginia's passing. We love you guys like family. We have many good memories we share with you guys that will be with us...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Cara & Garnet Boyer - McArthur, OH

“My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Your mother had such a sweet soul and know she is in a much better place now. She will be missed...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Patty Fleming - Wellston, OH

“JoAnna, we are so very sorry dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you and Brad and family. Love ya. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Stephanie and Todd Davidson - OH

“She was a great lady she will be missed by family and friend , sorry for your loss prayers for the family ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: vzlerie Evans - Hamden, OH

“Joanna,I will see Aunt Dood again! She was such a blessing to our family. I have 48 years chock-full of her! I loved her so and I will miss her. ...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Deborah sifford - Albany, OH

“Joanna,I will not be able to attend the viewing or services but I will be thinking of you and Brad. I've known your mother for many years and indeed...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Thacker - Wellston, OH

“So sorry Joanna for your loss. Our deepest sympathy and we're here for you if you need anything. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Glenn and Delight Ward - Wellston, OH

“Joanna,I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to you and the family.Love , Angie ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Angie Emmert - Caudill - McArthur, OH


Virginia P. Ward, age 85, of Wellston, and a former resident of Dundas, received her heavenly reward on Monday, January 15, 2018. She was born February 16, 1932 in McArthur, Ohio to the late Forest Zinn and Hannah E. Pierce Zinn. Virginia was a 1950 graduate of McArthur High School. She was a former home health aide who was employed by the Vinton County Health Department. A spunky lady, Virginia loved to sing and she enjoyed reading. Virginia loved her granddaughter, Hannah, as well as spending time with all of her family members. She was a member of the First Christian Church in McArthur and she attended the Coalton First Baptist Church. Virginia was also a member of the Sereno Chapter #128 Order of the Eastern Star in McArthur. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Brad and Joanna Michael of Dundas, along with 1 niece, 3 nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Besides her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, William Max Ward in 1984; granddaughter, Hannah Nicole Michael; and siblings, Harold Zinn, Ida Zinn, Dorothy Zinn, and Jean Morgan. Calling hours will be Friday from 12 to 1 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Eastern Star service will be held Friday at 1 P.M. followed by her funeral service with Pastor Andy Rawlins and Pastor Barry Bolin officiating. Burial will follow in the Elk Cemetery in McArthur. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be given to Dundas Independent Church, c/o Shirley Stone, 65671 Pierce/LeMar Road, Hamden, Ohio 45634 or Coalton First Baptist Church, c/o P.O. Box 42, Coalton 45621. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com.