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Loretta A. Ward

Loretta A. Ward, age 89, of Sunset Home, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in the Home. Born March 4, 1930 in Quincy, IL, Loretta was the daughter of Oscar H. and Lebeta L. (Hoover) Turner. She married the love of her life, Francis Raymond Ward on August 13, 1949 in Salem Church. He preceded her in death on March 10, 2003. 

Loretta was first employed as an OB Tech for Blessing Hospital and later as a school nurse for Quincy Junior High until her retirement in 1983.

After retirement Loretta and her husband moved to Newark, MO and made many good friends in that area. The Wards were especially fond of the Glover family. Loretta and Raymond Ward moved back to Quincy, IL in 2001. 

Loretta was baptized (with her husband) in Henry Sever Lake on August 19, 1983. 

Loretta took great pride in caring for her home. She loved to dance. She and her husband were members of several square dance groups. Loretta enjoyed playing fasttrack with the Curtis Creek ladies and listening to music. 

Loretta is survived by her sister-in-law, close friend and caregiver, Barbara Turner. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to her husband, Loretta was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Oscar L. Turner, a sister, Irene Watkins and a brother-in-law, Robert Watkins Sr.

The family would like to thank Brooke and Jill Cobb and Michael Lynn Delcour for the wonderful care they gave to Loretta.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Visitation preceeded the service. Interment was in Quincy Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Horizon Soup Kitchen or a charity of donor’s choice.