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Maria M. Ward M-B-14-7

Maria M. Ward, 64, of Columbus, died at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Columbus Regional Hospital. Maria was a longtime member of Faith Ministries. She worked as a secretary for Cummins Engine Company for 44 years, retiring in February of 2017. Maria enjoyed living life to the fullest. Mrs. Ward was born August 4, 1953, in Clinton, Kentucky. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon R. Ward of Columbus, Dana Bryant of Indianapolis; fiancé, Eddie Williams of Columbus; grandchildren, Paxson, Tony, Marquise; siblings, Barbara Weatherspoon of Louisville, KY., Patricia Alexander of Detroit, MI., Carolyn Cruse of Clinton, KY., Wallace (Angie) Coneal, Rosolyn Grundy, both of Detroit, MI., Donna (fiancé, Daryel Meadows) Johnson of Mayfield, KY.; many, many nieces and nephews. Maria was preceded in death by her grandparents, Odie (Truman) Grundy; mother, Odessa Grundy; six brothers and two sisters. The funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Jarvis Cooper officiating. Family and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Ministries. Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Ward family and a video tribute may be viewed at