Donald Cooley Ward was born in Grey Co. KS to T.C. (Cooley) Ward and Emma Faye (Frank) Ward on May 23rd, 1932.
His elementary school years were spent in a one room country school. He then graduated from Copeland High School in 1950 and spent one year at Dodge City Junior College.
He was married in 1951 to Jewell Flanagan of Dodge City.
Don spent his working life as a salesman. He sold cars at John K. Fisher for over 30 years.
Don is survived by his wife Jewell; daughter Rhonda Clarady (Larry) of Seabrook, TX; son Roger Ward (Margaret) of El Dorado; grandsons Sean Clarady (Anne) of Houston, TX; Josh Ward (Heather) of El Dorado; granddaughters Trina Carr (Michael) of LaPorte, TX; Jonita Pugh of Wichita; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and #2 on the way.
Don passed away on July 25th, 2022 in El Dorado. He is preceded in death by his parents, 4 siblings, and his son Randy.
Services will be held at 10am on Monday, August 1st at First Christian Church of El Dorado. Private family burial following the service.
Memorial contributions in Don’s name may be directed to the First Christian Church of El Dorado or Interim Hospice.
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