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Patsy Lee Ward, 93, of Bar Harbor, Maine., formerly of Flatwoods, died, Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
She was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Ironton, Ohio, the daughter of Clarence J. and Ollie M. Bowe Mackebee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken; a daughter, Linda Ellen Ward; two brothers, Jack R. Mackebee and Clarence J. Mackebee Jr.; and three sisters, Lois Wyant, Mae Breeden and Carolyn Ryan.
Patsy grew up in Flatwoods and, after high school, attended Morehead State University, where she earned a bachelors in education. She met and married her husband, Kenneth H. Ward, while in college.
During World War II, Patsy and Ken both worked for the U.S. Government in the Panama Canal Zone. After the war, they settled in Ohio, where Patsy continued to work for the government. She later transitioned to a 20 plus year career as an elementary school teacher in the Beavercreek Schools. In retirement, Patsy and Ken lived in Jamestown, Ohio, Lakeland, Fla., Flatwoods and Sun City Center, Fla. After Ken's death, Patsy moved to Bar Harbor, Maine.
Patsy was a past member of Beech Street Christian Church in Ashland.
Patsy is survived by her son, Kenneth R. Ward and wife Wendy of Ellsworth, Maine; and a granddaughter, Elan M. Ward of Wilmington, N.C.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Patsy's memory may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515.
Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to carmanfuneral.com and jordanfernald.com.
Published on May 4, 2017
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