Obituary: Kathryn Ward


Kathryn “Katie” Ward, 92, of Davenport, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Courtyard Estates, Walcott. Due to the current pandemic, private family services were held, with burial in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation was at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home Monday from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. The service may be viewed by visiting Katie’s obituary at beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16.  Memorials may be made to the Handicapped Development Center.

Kathryn Louise McCubbin was born on April 22, 1928, in Englewood, Mo., a daughter of Clayton and Janie (Keyes) McCubbin.  She was united in marriage to Elmo Bradly Ward on June 11, 1946.  He preceded her in death Dec. 18, 1992, after 46 years of marriage.

Katie worked for the former ARC of Scott County, which later became Handicapped Development Center. Katie was also part of the St. John’s United Methodist family for over 63 years.

Katie was a hardworking, stubborn, sweet, Christian woman.  She was widowed for the last 27 years, but she was tough and would keep you on your toes with her opinions. She enjoyed cooking, camping, and traveling.  Katie was also a talented quilter/seamstress.

Katie is survived by her children: Ronald (Judee) Ward, Long Grove, Vicki (Wayne) Johnson, Ashland, Mo., and Jeff (Kathy) Ward, Blue Grass; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; siblings: Bud (Beulah) McCubbin, JC (Mary) McCubbin, Ruth Ketchum, Jim (Shirley) McCubbin, Virginia (Glenn) Hinten, and Richard (Sue) McCubbin; sisters-in-law Evadene McCubbin and Mary McCubbin, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Katie was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Gershom “Mac,” Aquila, Kenny, Silas, Howard, and Bill.

The Ward family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Hein Manor, Durant, Courtyard Estates, Walcott, and Genesis Hospice for all the loving and compassionate care shown to Katie.


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