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“My condolences to all in the WILBUR E. WARD JR. FAMILY: May the God of all comfort grant peace to your family during this difficult time. -- Psalm 29...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: MH

“I remember well going to Wilbur's Pharmacy with my Parents Eddie and Ruth in the 1950's. My condolences to all Family and host of Friends. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Raymond Phillips - Kingston, OH

“Please accept my deepest sympathy. I have very fond memories of Wardie when my mom & Grandma would take me to his pharmacy. He was always so kind...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa Mulhern-Gilliland - McArthur, OH

“Condolence to the Ward family I really liked Wilbur and bought hundreds of cigars from Ward's when I was Superintendent of Wellston City Schools....Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Gene Tillis - Englewood, FL

“Ward was my mentor, but more than that he was like a father to me. He inspired me to go into Pharmacy as a profession and later sold me the...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Roger Barnhouse - Jackson, OH

“Wilbur was a great man who did a lot of things for Wellston behind the scenes. He also did his civic duty by serving on City Council for eight years....Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: John Carey - Wellston, OH

“Ward was instrumental in my becoming a Pharmacist Hired me in 1955 as a 15 year old, taught me so much on how to treat our patients. Helped me with...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: John Hougland - Groveport, OH

“I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Ward's passing, heFilled many many prescriptions for our family. He was much appreciated in the community. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Waldron-Williamson - Hamden, OH

“So sorry for your loss. I thought alot of him as a teenagerand young person when he had the pharmacy. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Angela Dye - wellston, OH

“I missed as a pharmacist and a friend. I still do. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Cheryl (Kisor) Raymer - Wellston, OH

“Very sorry to learn of Ward's passing. Condolences to Wellston who has lost an original. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Chip Lockard - San Francisco, CA

“Such a great guy and friendly. Back in the day when I was in school and worked Norris rest. He always ordered apple pie w slice of cheese. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie Collins Henry - Wellston

“My prayers, caring thoughts and neighborhood memories are with you, Joan. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Sandra Nodruff - SunCity Center, FL


Wilbur E. Ward, Jr., age 92, of Wellston, passed away Friday morning, November 18, 2016 at his home. He was born June 11, 1924 in Cheshire, Ohio to the late Wilbur E. Ward, Sr. and Ada Ward. Wilbur was a Sergeant in the United States Army, who served during WWII as a Pharmacy Technician. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Pharmacy and was the owner and operator of the former Ward's Drug Store in Wellston. Wilbur was a former member of the Wellston Rotary Club, American Legion Post 371 of Wellston, Blue Lodge Masonic Group and the Shriner's Club. He was a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Reds, who in years past, enjoyed golfing at the Fairgreens Country Club. Wilbur's favorite past time was feeding the birds, deer, raccoons and all 5 of his cats. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joan Gesling Ward; sister-in-law, Sue Dyer of Winter Park, Fla.; and caregivers, Georgia Royster and Mandy Leach, both of Wellston. Calling hours will be Sunday from 5 to 7 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will be Monday at 11 A.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Ervin officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery.