In loving memory of

Nancy Sue Ward
January 16, 1953 - November 18, 2019

Nancy Sue Ward, 66, of Danville, went home to be with her Lord forever on Monday, November 18, 2019.

Nancy was born January 16, 1953 in Ft. Madison to William Westfall and Mary Elizabeth Dettmer Ward. She attended school in Danville and the Mt. Union Special Ed program. She lived at Harmony House in Waterloo for the last 15 years where she worked in the Pre-Voc program in recycling and the greenhouse. Nancy attended and was a member of Harmony Bible Church from 1953 to 2005, where she enjoyed helping with the children. She liked to write letters to her friends and family, reading, making latch hook rugs, singing and playing the piano, and drinking Mountain Dew.

Nancy is survived by her brother, William W. (Laura Lee) Ward, Jr. of New London; and sisters, Anna May (Don) Letellier of Wood Lake, Nebraska , Shirley (Ken) Klopp of Danville, and Janet (Norman) Tate of Crookston, Nebraska; brother-in-law Gary Scherer of Danville; nieces and nephews, Kaya, Karla, Kurt, Krista, Bill III, Steven, Denise, Melissa, Elizabeth, Emily, and Erica. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, and sisters, Lois Scherer and Dorothy Ward.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 22 at Elliott Chapel, New London. Pastor Don Letellier will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, rural Danville.
Visitation will begin after noon on Thursday, November 21 at the Chapel with the family greeting friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A memorial has been established. Online condolences may be left at


Denise Thagard wrote on Nov 20, 2019:

" I'll be remembering Aunt Nancy's ife from afar. I look forward to seeing her in heaven someday without the encumbrances that she had in this world! I have sweet memories of playing so many games and even dolls with her when I was young. I'll always remember how much her Bible and church meant to her. And I'll never forget all her many letters! I have probably received more letters from her than anyone else (all my cousins will probably say the same thing! In fact sometimes we got each other's letters!) They were always signed the same. " I love you. From your Christian friend, Nancy." I love you, Aunt Nancy and will always cherish the memories! I pray that you were welcomed into heaven's arms! "

Brittany fox wrote on Nov 20, 2019:

"Nancy will always be remembered. She was the sweetest person. "

Kathi Hunt wrote on Nov 20, 2019:

"I will always remember Nancy's smile and her friendliness."