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 James Jeffery Ward

James Jeffery Ward

Birth
Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, USA
Death 28 Jun 1992 (aged 33)
Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, USA
Burial Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana, USA
Plot Apostles, section 9, 226-B # 1 & 2
Memorial ID 45684479 · View Source
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Jeff was a quiet spoken young man, hard worker on his farm. He has two wonderful sons.
Jeff attended K-1 at the Union Elementary School, Franklin, Johnson Co., Indiana. Grades 2-5 was at Green Township Grade School, Martinsville, Morgan Co., Indiana. His 6th grade was at the Union Elementary School, Franklin, Johnson Co., Indiana. For his seventh through Senior grades he attended the Franklin Jr & Sr High School, Franklin, Johnson Co., Indiana. He graduated May 1977. He was educated in Green Township school system in 1966 in Martinsville, Morgan, Indiana, United States. He was educated in 1967 in the Union Elementary School, Franklin, Johnson Co., Indiana. James was educated between 1968 and 1969 in the Green Township, Martinsville, Morgan Co., Indiana. Between 1979 and 28 Jul 1992 he was a was a farmer in IN. He lived RR#5 Box 184A in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, United States on 22 May 1981. Recorded by Stanley Icenogle, Minister James died on 28 Jul 1992 at the age of 33 in Hwy 37 Martinsville, Morgan Co., Indiana. Jul 28 1992 from the files of the Johnson County Historical Society files, Franklin, Johnson Co., Indiana. James Jeffery Ward James J. "Jeff" Ward, 33, died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a semi-truck-tractor accident at the Waverly Intersection on State Road 37 in Morgan County. He was born June 12, 1959. His father is James "Jim" Joseph Ward of Hope. His mother was Olla Mae (Brown) Ward. She preceded him in death, July 12, 1976. Other survivors include a stepmother, Marjorie Sichting Ward of Hope; two sons, Jason Lee Ward and James David Ward, both of Hagerstown; a sister, Connie Jo Hawkins of Franklin; a brother, Bruce Ward of Franklin; two stepsisters, Jenny Ward and Emily Ward, both of Hope; maternal grandmother, Alma Ruth Bennett Brown of Franklin and a niece and a nephew. he was also precede in death by a maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents. He had been a farmer all of his life, and had been in partnership with Larry Martin of Franklin for the past 10 years. He was a member of Fair haven Christian Church. The Rev. Steve Fair and the Rev John Sichting will conduct a service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fair Haven Christian Church, 2 miles north of Trafalgar on State Road 135. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in White River Township. Van diver-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin is handling the arrangements. TRUCK-TRACTOR ACCIDENT KILLS LOCAL FARMER 7-28-92 by Bryan Corbin Daily Journal Staff Writer Obituary, page A10 A Franklin farmer was killed Tuesday in Morgan County when a tractor he was driving was struck from behind a semi-trailer truck. James Jeffrey Ward 33, was driving a John Deere tractor north along the berm of State Road 37 near Waverly at around 6:05p.m. According to a preliminary Morgan County Sherriff's Department report, Ward traveled off the berm onto the road and apparently didn't see the approaching northbound semi truck behind him. The truck driver swerved onto the berm to avoid the tractor. Seeing the truck, Ward also swerved onto the berm, but into the truck's path. The truck driver could not stop in time, and struck the tractor. Ward was thrown from the tractor, and was dead when an ambulance crew arrived, said Morgan County Coroner Thomas Neal. An autopsy was to be conducted today at Morgan County Memorial Hospital. The truck driver, Clayton J. Bradley, 39, of Henerson, Ky., was not charged in the accident. The Morgan County Sheriff's Department is investigating the accident. No other information was available today. A lifelong farmer, Ward had farmed around Johnson County in partnership with Larry Martin of Franklin since 1985. "They don't come any better than him," Martin said of Ward. "He was like a son to me." Martin described his partner as a witty person who enjoyed playing basketball. "He was very determined," Martin said, "He like what he was doing--that's all you can get out of life." Ward was driving the tractor from one field to another to finish some mowing when the accident occurred. Johnson County extension agent Rick Chase said the accident is an example of the dangers farmers face when they must move equipment on heavily-traveled roads. "A tractor at most goes maybe 20 miles per hour," Chase said. "All the traffic is going 50-60 miles per hour. You just run up on a tractor before you know what's happening. "Farming is dangerous no matter what," Chase said. He was buried on 1 Aug 1992 in Fag# 45684479; Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson, Indiana, United States. He was also known as Jeff. James was described as six feet six inches tall, blonde hair (balding as he got older), and blue eyes. He was a Christian in IN. He was named after his father, James Joseph Ward.


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  • Created by: Kay Seipp
  • Added: 21 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45684479
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Jeffery Ward (12 Jun 1959–28 Jun 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45684479, citing Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Kay Seipp (contributor 47193698) .