Gladys Mae (Rothenbuhler) Ward

Born: Sat., Oct. 15, 1932
Died: Sat., Apr. 21, 2018


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 25, 2018
Location: Woodsfield

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Apr. 26, 2018
Location: Beallsville Church of Christ

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     Gladys Mae Rothenbuhler Ward, 85, of Malaga, Ohio passed from this life on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her beloved family, and her loving husband, Ray, of 67 years.

    She was born October 15, 1932, in Cameron Ohio, the daughter of the late Samuel and Fern Walters Rothenbuhler.

     Gladys was united in matrimony with Ray Ward on October 22, 1950, at the Woodsfield Church of Christ, Woodsfield, Ohio. A lifetime resident of Monroe County, she resided on the family farm near Malaga since 1962, where she embraced her love for all animals, especially cattle. In her later years she raised registered Labrador Retrievers. She was a wonderfully devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and known for her charitable spirit toward others. Gladys was also a member of the Beallsville Church of Christ, Beallsville, Ohio.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Walter, Lloyd and Emory Rothenbuhler, an infant sister, Elizabeth and two sisters-in-law, Evelyn and Catherine.

     Those left to cherish her memory are her three sons, Dennis (Christina) Ward of Malaga, Ohio, Nelson (Carol) Ward of Ringoes, New Jersey, and Marvin (Donna) Ward of Malaga, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Amanda (Scott) Frank, Denny (Elizabeth) Ward, and Ashley, Emily, Nathan, Eric and Cody Ward; five great grandchildren, Katelyn, Gavin and Ava Frank, Kylie and Brock Ward; two sisters Evelyn (Jim) Lindamood and Dorothy (Wayne) Henthorn; sister-in-law Claire Rothenbuhler; several nieces, nephews and friends.

     The family will receive friends and neighbors at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Friends will then be received from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Thursday April 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Beallsville Church of Christ, 52125 Township Road 134 State Route 145, Beallsville, Ohio with Jeff Rich and Tom Butterfield officiating. Burial will then follow in the Bush Church Cemetery, Malaga, Ohio. 

     Contributions may be made to, Cancer Gas Cards, c/o Shirley Brown, 48397 Keylor Hill Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793. 

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Janet Cramer Swallie
   Posted Sun April 22, 2018
Ray, Dennis,Nelson, Marvin and families...My thoughts and prayers are with you all. There are just so many memories.

Marvin & Betty Ward
   Posted Mon April 23, 2018
To the Ward Family - We are so sorry to hear of Glady's passing. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew her. May the Lord comfort you at this time of sorry. Prayers for the family

Claire Rothenbuhler
   Posted Mon April 23, 2018


Sharing in your sorrow with love. Condolences to family & friends, Gladys will be missed forever. We are blessed that she was a shining light in our life. Let the light shine forever in our hearts.

Pandora Neuhart
   Posted Mon April 23, 2018
Ward Family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Gladys. Heaven has certainly received an awesome angel in Gladys-kind, caring, giving, and loving. You took the time to make the memories, now let those memories bring comfort to you.
In Christian Love, Pandora

Jeanne Heft Busch
   Posted Mon April 23, 2018
Ward family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I remember all the good times we had in 4-H together, Dennis.

Don Davidson
   Posted Mon April 23, 2018
Dennis Ward and families
My condolences and prayers to you all for the loss of your Mom46

Charles and Carol Crooks and Family
   Posted Mon April 23, 2018
To the Ward Family: Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of Gladys, who is greatly loved and will be greatly missed. May all your special memories of your times together & the loving compassion of God bring you comfort always.

Ella Price Valentine
   Posted Tue April 24, 2018
My deepest sympathy to all. Gladys will always hold a very special place in my heart. She was a loving, kind and caring woman. She instilled confidence and love in my heart. Ray, Dennis, Chris, Marvin and Nelson...I am so very sorry that she is gone. A great woman, a great loss, a new Angel.

Nina and Tom Butterfield
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
We first became acquainted with the Ward family when we moved to Beallsville to begin our work with the Beallsville Church of Christ, fifty years ago. We have always had a great relationship with the entire family, and have deepest respect and thankfulness for such great memories. We plan to spend the day with you Thursday in your hour of sorrow. - Nina and Tom

Marlene Schneeberger Williamson
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
So sorry to hear about your mom. I have great memories of Gladys. Heaven gained a great angel. Miss you all.

Myrtle and Ron Smith
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
So sorry to hear about your mom. You have our deepest sympathy.

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