Sarah Katherine Ward

Sarah Katherine Ward

January 05, 1942 ~ June 15, 2022


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Sarah Katherine Ward, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, companion and friend, has gone to join the Lord after a decades long struggle with cancer. She was born January 5th,1942 in Lucasville, Ohio. After graduating High School, she moved to Washington, DC to work for the FBI. In 1967, she moved her family to Vero Beach where she spent many years working for Indian River Memorial Hospital and the VNA before moving to Houston, TX where she worked for the MD Anderson Cancer Center. After retiring, she returned to Vero Beach to care for her parents.

She is predeceased by her 2 sisters, Karen Ward and Linda Howard; her parents, Elza and Genevieve Ward; and son, Barry Jordan.

She is survived by two sons, Stephen Eric Jordan (Robin) and Patrick Jordan (Vicki); her grandchildren, Krista Detwiler (Bradley), Jamie Nero (Eddie), Petty Officer 2nd Class Mathew Jordan and Sarah Jordan (Evan Swatkowski); her great-grandchildren, Grace Nero, Ella Nero, Eve Detwiler and Evan Swatkowski, Jr. as well as her nephew, Anthony Howard (Kathy) and their daughters, Jenna and Irina; her loved Ward and Timberlake cousins and close friends.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Noor Merchant and the staff at Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute for making it possible for her to see the birth of her 4 great-grandchildren, and the staff at VNA Hospice and Hospice House for their kindness in caring for her.

She asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the VNA Hospice House.

Final arrangements are being made by her loved friends at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.


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Cathy Policare - Friend

June 16, 2022, 3:21 am

What an amazing woman. The stories she could tell would keep you on the edge of your seat for hours. Kathy had a full life and is now resting peacefully. Prayers and sympathies, Cathy

Coleen Crabtree - Cousin

June 16, 2022, 1:16 pm

So sorry to hear this. I am her cousin from Ohio. Very sweet person!

Clark - Friend

June 16, 2022, 10:08 pm

Kathe was a special person in me and my dog Lucky’s lives. She was like a mother to us both. As her neighbor, we had countless conversations about life, people and philosophy in general. She always had wise sage-like advice to offer, usually accompanied by a witty sarcastic remark the was simultaneously funny and profound. She loved her family dearly, and lived a full life. In some of our conversations, we talked about our own mortality, and I know that her Faith has brought her to a comfortable place by her Father. She will be missed.

Dennis and Rita Widenhofer - Friend and neighbor

June 17, 2022, 10:03 pm

She was a great girl a good neighbor a great friend She will be missed

Cerelia Sipe - Cousin

June 18, 2022, 3:10 am

Ric, Patrick, and families, how I will miss your mother’s smile, her laughter, her wit , and her wisdom. From my childhood to my current, white-haired stage of life, I have fond memories of time spent with her. I know she is now sharing her smile with her family and with mine, but I will miss her. Love and prayers to all of you.

Sharron Bennett - Lifelong family friend and Neighbor

June 19, 2022, 2:46 am

The wards have been life long friends and neighbors of my family ,Violet and Everett Bennett . They met while my Dad was in France during ww2 and became lifelong friends. Kathy spoke often and stayed in touch after both of our parent’s passed away, She will be missed!

Ric Allwood - Friend

June 19, 2022, 11:16 am

Family…..I grew up with Kathy and her sisters in Lucasville,Ohio.Kathy was beautiful person , inside and out. There was a little log bridge over a creek behind their house that led to our elementary school. We all used it. It was a great neighborhood and true Mayberry experience. Kathy will be missed and remembered. She was a very nice person.Sorry for your loss.

Melvena Grice - Cousin

June 20, 2022, 7:14 pm

I miss my cousin, Kathie, a lifelong friend. Being neighbors on 52nd Ave we had many years of closeness in our family compound of children, parents, aunts and uncles, cousins. Lots of long kitchen table conversations. Kathie was one of the strongest women I have known. Each challenge met headlong in her inimitable fashion. She is resting and at peace.

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