She was born to Iva and Alpha (Leonard) Horner on October 8, 1929 in Tiawah.
Edith graduated from high school in Claremore and married Owen Riley Ward in Independence, Kan. on June 12, 1946.
She really began her life’s work becoming a mother on Feb. 16, 1950 to her oldest son Johnnie Owen Ward, followed seven years later May 22, 1957 delivering her last biological son Michael LeRoy Ward, and in Nov. 23, 1973 becoming not only a Grandma but a Moma to Zachary Shawn Ward, raising him as her own all of her life.
Edith adored her boys and the numerous grandchildren. The one daily thing she came to love was watching “As the World Turns.”
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at the Oologah Assembly of God Church with Rev. Kent Jensen officiating. Interment will follow at the Oakhill Cemetery in Oologah. Services are under the direction of Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.