OTTAWA - F. Imogene Ward, 88, of Ottawa died at 1:55 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at Putnam Acres Care Center, Ottawa.
She was born Sept. 12, 1924 in Leipsic to the late Robert and Ollie (Waltner) Forney. On Aug. 8, 1945 she married Irven "Leon" Ward who died Nov. 21, 2004.She is survived by two children, Bob Ward and Lisa (Denny) Gerdeman both of Ottawa; a daughter-in-law, Pam Ward of Michigan; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Billye) Forney, Jr. of Florida.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Larry Ward; and a sister, Mary Miller.
Imogene was the secretary for the Leipsic High School principal for over 21 years. She was a member of First Christian Church in Leipsic, a member of the Eastern Star of Leipsic and Heritage Chapters where she had been a Worthy Matron and Deputy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Ohio.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa with Rev. Tim Eding officiating. Burial was in Sugar Ridge Cemetery, Leipsic.
Memorials may be made to the Putnam County Hospice or to First Christian Church, Leipsic.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.