Geneva M. Ward
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“i love you mamaw. To think that in just 2 days, it will have been a year since you left us to be home with jesus. I still think about you everyday....Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Tiffany Clagg - shelby, OH

“RIP Jenny!!! You were an amazing women!!! Hang in there Charlie thinking of you!! ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Kris Deaner - Shelby, OH - friend

“Mama Its so hard to look at your picture every time I look i just wish you were here for me to hug you and here you say I love you too baby one more...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Amy Zickefoose - ontario, OH

“When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help you find your smile. I remember Geneva fondly, always a bright smile. Joyce Hughes ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Joyce Harnly Hughes - FL

“One of the most kind and generous Ladies I have ever known.. Geneva will be missed .. Our sympathy during this time goes out to the family.. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dennis & Theresa Dee - Shelby, OH

“Walter, so sorry to hear of your loss. I never knew your wife, but I know how hard it is to loose a loved one. You and your family are in my...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Bader - Lexington, OH

“Charlie, as we both have lost very important people n our lives this week, my heart breaks for you. May you find the peace that I have with my father...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy Douglas - shelby, OH


Geneva M. (Jordan) Ward, age 70, resident of Mansfield died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Hospice House of Ashland.

Born June 23, 1942 in Louisa, KY to David Sr. and Rebecca (Diamond) Jordan she moved to the Shelby area in 1948. She resided in Mansfield from 1986 to 1994, Ashland from 1994 to 2005, moving back to Mansfield in 2005.

A 1960 graduate of Plymouth High School, she graduated from North Central Technical College in 1993 with a degree in Hotel/Motel Management. She was employed as an apartment manager for Wurster Properties from 1994 until retiring in 2005 due to poor health.

Geneva enjoyed working in her flower garden, reading Amish books, and camping with her husband, Charlie. A foster parent for several years, Geneva loved caring for her foster children.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Ward, whom she wed July 16, 1982; two "adopted daughters" Renee (Bill) Deaner of Florida and Shelby Rock of Lexington; two brothers, Richard (Barb) Jordan of Mansfield and David (Nila) Jordan of Marble Head; her sister, Dovie (Bill) Moore of Mansfield; two stepchildren, Christina and Ryan Ward, many grandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Clayton Jordan; aunt, Jen Douglas-Smedley and sister-in-law, Jean Jordan.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday January 14, 2013 at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Pastor Eddie Douglas and Pastor Doug Tackett will officiate with interment held in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-6 P.M.

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