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Eileen "Penny" Ward
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Obituary for Eileen "Penny" Ward

Eileen “Penny” Ratliff Ward, 74 years of age of Lebanon, VA, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, TN. Born February 4, 1943 in Grundy, VA, she was the daughter of the late Farley and Lily Maxie Ratliff.

“Penny” enjoyed working in her flower garden, poetry, arts and crafts, writing songs, and spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kyle E. Ward January 10, 2011, infant son Walter Eric Ward, sister Ima Jean Ratliff Church, brother Elmer Ratliff, son-in-law James C. Moore and brother-in-law Floyd Church.

Survivors include her daughters Lesia Ward Hagy and husband Vince of Carmichaels, PA, Becki Ward and fiancé “Barry” Root of Enon, Lousiana; grandchildren Eric Mullins of Lebanon, VA, Jessee Moore of Carmichaels, PA; nephew Steve Ratliff and wife Jane of Leemaster, VA; great-nieces Chantay Ratliff Lester of Harman, VA, Kayla Michelle Ratliff of Richlands, VA.

She is also survived by her best friend Kathlene Mullins, special first cousin Paulene VanDyke of Bluefield, VA, and fur baby Chi Chi the Chihuahua.

Funeral service for Eileen “Penny” Ratliff Ward will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Grundy, VA, Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Danny Shortt officiating. Burial will follow in the Mullins Cemetery on John Clifton Hollow at Marvin, VA.

Active pallbearers will be Eric Mullins, Jessee Moore, Bo Shannon Ward, Vince Hagy III, Steve Ratliff and Kyle T. Ward.

Honorary pallbearers will be William Barrett Root II, Vince Hagy, Jr and Daniel Ray.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Grundy, VA, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to www.shortridgeramey.com.

The family of Eileen “Penny” Ratliff Ward have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.


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6

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6:00 PM
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1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

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Thursday

7

Sep

1:00 PM
Shortridge-Ramey - Grundy

1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

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