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Betty J. Ward

September 24, 1938 September 7, 2019
Betty J. Ward
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Obituary for Betty J. Ward

Betty J. Ward, age 80 of Oak Park; beloved wife of the late William C.; loving mother William (Amy) Ward and the late Maria Ward; cherished grandmother of Meghan Ward; dear sister of Edward (Joan) Gartner and sister-in-law of Janice (the late Ernest) Doleys; fond aunt of Cheryl (Luke) Taylor, Steven (Becky) and Kenneth (Kim) Gartner, and Mary Lynne Doleys. Betty was born in Chicago to the late Lena and Andrew Gartner and grew up on the West side of Chicago. She graduated in 1957 from Josephinum High School. For 50 years she was a hair stylist in Oak Park.

Betty was an avid shutterbug, a lifelong yogaholic and a happy wanderer who loved to stroll and snap shots in Oak Park, the Morton Arboretum and Galena. She will be deeply missed by family, friends and her dog, Molly.

Visitation Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. until time of service 12 noon at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) or American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org) are appreciated.


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Visitation

Saturday

14

Sep

10:00 AM 9/14/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9/14/2019 12:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

14

Sep

12:00 PM 9/14/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 9/14/2019 1:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association

55 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603

Alzheimer's Association

Greater Illinois Chapter
8430 W. Bryn Mawr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60631
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