Mark R. Ward

06/28/1957 - 09/15/2023


Obituary For Mark R. Ward

Mark R. Ward, 66, of Uniopolis, passed away at 3:50 PM on Friday, September 15, 2023 at Shawnee Manor.

He was born on June 28, 1957 in Lima to the late Richard Ward and Pearl (Windle) Ward, who survives in Lima.

Mark was a 1975 graduate of Shawnee High School. He loved to watch football and his favorite teams were The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also enjoyed zip-lining.

Surviving are his mother Pearl Ward of Lima; his son Brandon (Jackie) Ward of Cridersville; his grandchildren Lance, Kaleb and Elizabeth Ward; his sisters Kay Dempsey and Susan (Bill) Maus, both of Lima; his nieces Sherri Dempsey, Michelle Evans and Lindsey Evans; his nephews Brian Dempsey and Jason Dempsey.

He was preceded in death by his brother Kenneth J. Ward and his brother-in-law Jerry Dempsey.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, September 22, 2023 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until the service at 6:00 PM.

Interment in Sugar Ridge Cemetery, Leipsic, will happen at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at


22 Sep


04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, Ohio 45805 Get Directions »
22 Sep

Memorial Service

06:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, OH 45805 Get Directions »
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  • 09/21/2023

    Wishing you peace and comfort. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Jill

  • 09/18/2023

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you navigate this most difficult time. God Bless, Neil and Genny Schroer

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