Clara B Ward, age 89 of Minerva, passed away at Community Care on Friday, February 14, 2020. Clara was born in Salem, Ohio on July 19, 1930 to Paul and Margaret (McClish) Franklin.
Clara worked hard on the farm. She loved to fish, garden, trap, and enjoyed gathering wild things like ginseng
Clara is survived by 2 daughters: Carol (Rick) Rahmoeller of Minerva and Laura (Don) Hardman of Fishersville VA; 10 grandchildren; many great and great-great grandchildren; 4 sisters: Nancy, Joyce, Marjorie, and Mary; and 2 brothers: Paul and Allen.
In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband, William Ward; a daughter, Susan McClaskey; 2 sons: Forest and Paul Joseph; 2 sisters: Alice and Carol Ann; and 4 brothers: Charles, Rodman, Leonard, and George.
Funeral service will be held at Bartley Funeral Home, 205 West Lincoln Way, Minerva, Ohio, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Don Hardman officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bartley Funeral Home.