Armelle B. Ward of Middleport, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Medina Memorial Healthcare System. Mrs. Ward was born in Manhattan, NY on December 23, 1919 daughter of the late Morris and Gabrielle (Gonnin) Kammer. She and her husband, LaVern "Bud" Ward, were married on September 24, 1941 in Long Island, NY.
Mrs. Ward was employed at Fisher Price retiring in 1980. She was a member of Hartland Bible Church and she enjoyed reading, singing, embroidery, Bible reading and playing Scrabble.
She was predeceased by her husband, LaVern "Bud" Ward in 1997; a sister, Maude Pinson; and a brother, David Kammer. She is survived by three children, Gary (Lavonne) Ward of California, Linda (William) Laskey of Gasport and Laurie (Arthur) Newton of Medina; four grandchildren, Heather Ward of California, Stacy (Andrew) Silker, Scott Newton, Seth Newton, all of Medina; four great-grandchildren, Brianna Newton, Daniel Newton, both of Indiana, Alenna Silker and Braden Silker, both of Medina. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Lillian Ward of Appleton and Helen Kammer of Niagara Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM at Hartland Bible Church with the Rev. Jonathan Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Wrights Corners Cemetery. Memorials to Hartland Bible Church would be appreciated by the Ward family.
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