, Muskogee, OK


January 21, 2014

Katherine M. (Russell) Ward


Katherine M. (Russell) Ward, 92, died Monday, January 20, 2014 in Grove, OK.  She was born September 22, 1921 to Payton and Nancy (Laudermilk) Russell in Muskogee, OK.

Katherine graduated Central High School in Muskogee and was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church.  In 1939, she married Jack Ward who preceded her in death in 2006. In 1970, they moved to Grove, OK and became members of Grace Presbyterian Church.

Katherine is survived by her daughter, Patricia and Jim Burns of Grove, OK; grandchildren, Alan Steely of Tahlequah, Ashly Latter of Katy, TX, Halee Hutchison of Grove, Bretta Ward and Erin Ward; and three great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and son, Gari Ward.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Katherine Ward will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, January 24, 2014 at Grace Presbyterian Church in  Grove, OK with Reverend Terri Minnett officiating.

The family has entrusted Bradley Family Funeral Service with the arrangements.  Friends may send condolences to the family at


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