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February 12, 2014

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Ward

BUFFALO — Mrs. Elizabeth J. "Betty" Ward, of East Shelby, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening,  February 9, 2014, at Buffalo General Hospital.

Mrs. Ward was born in Lockport, Sept. 1, 1937, the daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha (Bartz) Meal. A graduate of Royalton-Hartland Central School, class of 1954, she married Cecil A. Ward on Feb. 23, 1957, at the Lockport Baptist Church. They resided at their Wheeler Road home since 1959 where she operated Betty's Beauty Salon for 55 years.

Betty was an active member of the Millville Methodist and West Barre Methodist Churches where she sang in the choir. For 51 years, she was a member of the East Shelby Vol. Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Betty also was a member of Busy Buddies, Hartland Seniors, Ricky Place Seniors and enjoyed playing cards, especially her Saturday night euchre games.

Survivors include her sons, Rodney A. (Kay) Ward and Keith A. (Laurie) Ward; four grand-  children, Nicole, Danielle, Aaron, and Steffan; two step-grandchildren, Emily and Alicia; two   brothers, Donald (Jean) Meal and Gerald (Carol) Meal; her brother-in-law, Ashley Ward; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Cecil, on March 22, 2004.

Friends may call on Tuesday, Feb. 18 (2-4, 7-9) at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 11AM. Interment will be in the spring at Millville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Shelby Vol. Fire Co. or West Barre UMC.

Visit www.cooperfuneralhomemedina.com to share condolences.

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