Della E. Ward


Della E. Ward, 71. Sunrise September 8, 1942 in Kimball, WV and Sunset February 21, 2014 in Columbus, OH. Della was a retired school bus driver working for Franklin County for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Elwood Ward, fathers’ John Ramsey and George Morris Peoples, mother Pearl Edwards Peoples, brother Morris Peoples, sister Louvenia Eaves, aunt Louisa White, grandson Jermaine Montreal Ward and great granddaughter Shanya Danielle Wallace. She leaves to mourn her home going, sisters Mary Mosley, and Wazetta Cunningham, brothers Jody Edwards and Kent George Peoples, sons Deon, Elwood (Roslyn) and Michael (Katrice), daughters Donzetta, Rita (Danny), Wanda (Lenny), Brenda (Cecil) and Bonita (Freddy), 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, two devoted sisters in law Sharlene (Lorenzo) Johnson, and Rudy Ward, brother in law Oliver (Emma Jean) Ward Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and treasured friends. A special thank you to her Jehovah’s Family and Riverside Hospital and Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home for the care given to our loved one.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Tami Boucher (Netsmart)

    Our thoughts and prayers to you Donzetta and your entire family during this difficult time.

  2. Donzetta – I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. -Faye

  3. Bev Moone (Netsmart)


    I am sorry for your loss. Thinking of and praying for you and your family during this difficult time.


  4. Donzetta,

    So sorry to hear of your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers as always!

    Linda Birkheimer

  5. Donzetta,

    Our prayers and sympathy are with you and your family.

  6. Donzetta and family,

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
    Thinking of you, Mary

  7. To my family. I am so sorry to hear about our loss. Della will be greatly missed by all of us. All of us will continue to pray.

  8. Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.
    Wanda if you need anything please let me know and love ya.
    Beth Ellis (macy)

  9. Claudia Swayne-Ward

    In these tender days, hoping you find comfort in small moments of grace. When kind words, caring thoughts, and loving memories help ease your sorrow and remind you that you all are not alone.

    With sincere and heartfelt love and sympathy.

    Oliver, Claudia, Carol and Family

  10. Wanda,

    I would like to extend my condolences to you and your family. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting your mother, she raised a beautiful daughter, and I'm sure she was a wonderful woman also.

    I am just a counter away if you need a hug, shoulder to lean on, or just a smile.

    Love, Your co-worker and friend

  11. I wanted to express my condolences. I had the privilege of representing your mother and got to know her a bit. I enjoyed assisting her and remember her fondly.

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