Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Hasroe Ward, 84, of St. Marys, died at 1:58 p.m. May 25, 2012, at Golden Living Center, St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 26, 1927, in Floyd County, Ky., to Joe and Martha "Patsy" Thornsberry Ward. On Oct. 31, 1981, he married Phyllis J. Steinke, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Vongia (Michael) Kaskel, Delphos, Patricia (Jerry) Steinke, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Marylin Sue (Jeff) Shrider, Mendon; four stepchildren, Mike (Fran) Ray, Tarpon Springs, Fla., Dennis (Lynne) Ray, Celina, Jim (Dede) Ray, New Knoxville, and Neal Ray, St. Marys; two sisters, Virginia Bates, Columbus, and Osie Shaw, Birmingham, Ala.; a brother, Brownlow Ward, Floyd County; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Will, Andy, Perry and Daniel Ward; four sisters, Lillie Little, Lizzie Thompson, Sarah Ellen Ward and Christine Ward; and two stepsons, Jeff and Billy Ray.
He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in St. Marys. He was a member of Old Regular Baptist Church, the National Rifle Association and the North American Hunting Club. He recorded folk music for the Archive of Folk Songs for the Library of Congress.
Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Bob Warren officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Grand Lake Hospice or the Auglaize County Cancer Unit.
Condolences may be left at Millerfuneralhomes.net.