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Mary "Darlene" Holst Ward
August 18, 1925–April 12, 2015

Mary "Darlene" Ward, 89, of Center Junction, Iowa died on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Finley Hospital in Dubuque.
A celebration honoring her life was held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lahey Funeral home in Wyoming. Burial was at Monmouth Cemetery in Monmouth, Iowa. Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Lahey's in Wyoming from 4 - 7 p.m.
Mary Darlene Holst was born on August 18, 1925 at her home near Warren, Manitoba, Canada, daughter of Alvin and Ann (Mulvilhill). In early years she did clerical work for Iowa Mutual Insurance in DeWitt, and was a homemaker and a hard working farm wife. She married Raymond A. Ward on February 1, 1947. Raymond died on May 8, 2005. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Onslow.
Surviving are her five children; Jim Ward of Center Junction, Terrence L. Ward of Waukon, Kenneth A. (Erin) Ward of Rockford, Iowa and Nancy D. (Doug) Ricklefs of Anamosa; eleven grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren that are expected soon; her sister Virginia Carstensen of DeWitt, and Janet Schnack of Marion, her brother Eugene (Cindy) Holst of Bettendorf, her sisters-in-law, Florence McCutcheon and Phyllis Scott of Maquoketa and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, twin brother, Jack, sister-in-law, Ann Holst, and brothers-in-law Ray Carstensen, Klaus Schnack, Bud Ward, Perry McCutcheon and George Scott.

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Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, April 17, 2015

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