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Jane Claire Ward

May 22, 1922 August 28, 2018
Jane Claire Ward
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Obituary for Jane Claire Ward

Jane Claire Wilson Ward, 96, of Coatesville died peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at The Inn of Freedom Village.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late James and Rosalie Grudy Wilson and the wife of late Francis J. Ward with whom she shared over 50 years of marriage before his death in 1999.

Jane was a devout Catholic and a long-time member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church. She lived her life faithfully.

She was a graduate of Hallahan High School and The Peirce School.

She was a librarian and a consummate volunteer spending many hours at the Coatesville Area Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, and Chester County Historical Society. She enjoyed playing bridge, and the piano, doing needlepoint and traveling.

Jane is survived by her four children: William Ward and his wife JoAnn of Harrisburg; Margaret Foster and her husband, John of Avondale; Thomas Ward and his wife Michelle of Thorndale; and Robert Ward and his wife Diane of Coatesville; daughter-in-law, Susan Ward Barber of Coatesville; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Rosalie Perry.

In addition to her husband, Francis, Jane was predeceased by her son, Francis J. Ward; her sisters Claire and Mary and her brother James.

Jane’s funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Peter Church 2835 Manor Road, West Brandywine. Visitation will begin at 9:30am.

Interment will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Coatesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jane’s honor may be made to Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementary School 2875 Manor Road, West Brandywine, PA 19320 or to Coatesville Area Senior Center 250 Harmony Street, Coatesville, PA 19320.


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Visitation

Thursday

6

Sep

9:30 AM 9/6/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:50 AM 9/6/2018 10:50:00 AM
St. Peter Church

2835 Manor Road
West Brandywine, PA 19320

St. Peter Church
2835 Manor Road West Brandywine 19320 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

6

Sep

11:00 AM 9/6/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Peter Church

2835 Manor Road
West Brandywine, PA 19320

St. Peter Church
2835 Manor Road West Brandywine 19320 PA
United States

Graveside

Thursday

6

Sep

12:30 PM 9/6/2018 12:30:00 PM
St. Cecilia Cemetery

Blackhorse Hill Road
Coatesville, PA 19320

St. Cecilia Cemetery
Blackhorse Hill Road Coatesville 19320 PA
United States
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