Helen Marie Ward-Hill, 91, of Springfield and formerly of Vandalia, died at 11:55 a.m. on Monday, March 15, 2010, at Auburn Nursing and Rehab in Auburn.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at McInturff Cemetery in Hagarstown, with Pastor Paul Cox officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield.
Mrs. Ward-Hill was born on Nov. 12, 1918, in Vandalia, the daughter of William and Cordelia Mae Loffland Brown. She married Joseph Ward on Jan. 19, 1934; he died on Nov. 12, 1964.
She is survived by daughters, Delories Smith of Springfield, Etta Mae Krotz of Spaulding and JoAnn Mitchell of Springfield; and sons, John Ward of Florida, Kenneth Ward of Springfield, Richard Ward of California and Robert Ward of Rochester.