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SALEM, OHIO — Janice Carol (Holden) Ward recently of Salem, Ohio passed away peacefully Monday morning, May 25, 2015. Janice was born in Croydon, Pa., on Sept. 26, 1930 to the late Harold Raymond and Emma Edith (Wadsworth) Holden.

On Sept. 1, 1949 Janice married Harry Eugene Ward in Troy, N.Y. Janice spent more than three decades dedicating her time as a church secretary in every church she attended for as long as she felt she was capable. Janice has been a member of a Methodist Church everywhere she has lived and has served on every committee in existence at some point in time. She has always been very dedicated to her church. Janice was very proud to be a graduate of Mildred Elly Secretarial School in Troy, N.Y., and was employed as a secretary for many years at various locations.

Throughout her life she has lived in many places, moving seemed to give her great pleasure. She has lived in Pennsylvania, New York state, Vermont, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, Oregon, Kentucky and Florida.  Janice and Harry had five children and they were very proud of each of them.

Janice is survived by her sister Muriel Henry of Constable, N.Y., her sons Raymond (Joanne) Ward of Salem, Ohio and Alan (Debby) Ward of Indianapolis, Ind., and a daughter Nancy Ward of Highgate. She is also survived by her grandchildren  Dorothy (Richard) Delp in Ohio, Valerie (Brian) Collins in Georgia, Joseph (Karen) Ward in Indiana, Robert (Bethany) Ward in Indiana, Donovan (Cassidy) Ward in Ohio, Trevor (Carrie) Ward in Pennsylvania and Judah Ward in Vermont as well as many of their children and most recently her great great grandson Jaxson.

Janice was predeceased by her husband, Harry Ward, in 1982, her son Jerry Ward in 1997 and her daughter Carolyn Ivy (Ward) Kelpine in 2015.