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Laverne Walter "Soggy" Ward
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1920
Death: Sep. 16, 1991

Laverne Walter "Soggy" Ward, 71 of 1016 N. 16th St. died at 6:05 p.m. Monday Sept 16, 1991 at home.

Mr. Ward was born to James W. and Dora E. (Carter) Ward.

He was an Army veteran of WW II. He served in the Europen and Pacific theaters.

He was a lifelong member and former trustee of the First Baptist Church of Murphysboro, IL. He was a member and past comander of Vetereans of Foriegn Warrs Post 7190, a member of American Legion Post 127, past president of the Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Moose Lodge 1591 and the Jackson County Country Club. He also was on the Industrial Committee, which was instrumental in bringing McNair Aluminum to Murphysboro. He also was on the Jackson Community Workshop board for many years.

Mr. Ward had owned and operated Ward Transfer in Murphysboro.

He married Mildred Kimmel on July 20, 1942, in Union, MO.

His survivors include his wife, three daughters, Sandra and her husband Jack Williams, of Murphysboro, Brenda Shadron of Cape Girardeau and Sharon and her husband Michael Jones of Murphysboro; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Leslie Ward of Murphysboro; and two sisters, Nadeen Gillooly and Chresta Lockard, both of Murphysboro.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Raymond Ward, two sisters, Naomi Holliday and Fern Ward and one grandson, Stephen Ward Williams.
Family links: 
  James Walter Ward (1886 - 1954)
  Dora Ezilda Carter Ward (1888 - 1967)
  Leslie Ralph Ward (1908 - 2004)*
  Raymond Wesley Ward (1910 - 1990)*
  Elmer Randall Ward (1913 - 1984)*
  Helen Fern Ward (1915 - 1915)*
  Nadeen Evelyn Ward Gillooly (1917 - 2000)*
  Laverne Walter Ward (1920 - 1991)
  Chresta Alene Ward Lockard (1922 - 2008)*
  Naomi Marie Ward Holliday (1924 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Grove Memorial Park
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Karen Braswell
Record added: Jul 13, 2009
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Laverne Walter Soggy Ward
Added by: Karen Braswell
Laverne Walter Soggy Ward
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Laverne Walter Soggy Ward
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