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Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home

125 Idletime Drive, Greeneville, TN

OBITUARY

Catherine Jones Ward

December 22, 1934July 24, 2020

Catherine Jones Ward, 85, of Harriman, formerly of Greeneville, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was retired from Weavexx after thirty five years as Administrative Assistant.

Catherine was a devoted Christian and a member of Fairview Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the “Fabulous Fifties” Group.

Catherine enjoyed working in her roses.

Survivors include her step-daughters and sons-in-law: Linda and Danny Dunn and Kathy and Bobby Linebarger; granddaughters: Brianna Jones, Cassidy Jones, Elizabeth Linebarger; granddaughter and husband: Kari and Greg Dykes; four great grandchildren: Kaia Elizabeth Jones, Caven Creed Dykes, Lincoln Jones and Jones Lashley; special nephew: Danny Jones; special niece and husband: Darlene and Jim Burgess; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Sam R. Ward; parents: Floyd and Zella Oglesby; son Russell David Jones; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Margaret and Glenn Fisher, Martha Jean and Walter Sands, and Helen and Bill Jones; and six brothers: Charles Oglesby, Clarence Oglesby, E. B. Oglesby, Dennis Oglesby, George Oglesby, and Walter Frances Oglesby; and her beloved, loyal companion: her dog, Glory.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12 pm to 2 pm at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 2 pm with Rev. Jim Carter officiating.

Interment will follow in Fairview C.P. Cemetery on Snapps Ferry Road.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Linebarger, Danny Dunn, Jim Burgess, Greg Dykes and Zach Jones.

  • FAMILY

  • Linda Dunn (Danny), Step-Daughter
  • Kathy Linebarger (Bobby), Step-Daughter
  • Brianna Jones, Granddaughter
  • Cassidy Jones, Granddaughter
  • Elizabeth Linebarger, Granddaughter
  • Kari Dykes (Greg), Granddaughter
  • Kaia Elizabeth Jones, Great Grandchild
  • Caven Creed Dykes, Great Grandchild
  • Lincoln Jones, Great Grandchild
  • Jones Lashley, Great Grandchild
  • Danny Jones, Special Nephew
  • Darlene Burgess (Jim), Special Niece
  • Sam R. Ward, Husband (deceased)
  • Floyd and Zella Oblesby, Parents (deceased)
  • Russell David Jones, Son (deceased)
  • Margaret Fisher (Glenn), Sister (deceased)
  • Martha Jean Sands (Walter), Sister (deceased)
  • Helen Jones (Bill), Sister (deceased)
  • Charles Oglesby, Brother (deceased)
  • Clarence Oglesby, Brother (deceased)
  • E. B. Oglesby, Brother (deceased)
  • Dennis Oglesby, Brother (deceased)
  • George Oglesby, Brother (deceased)
  • Walter Frances Oglesby, Brother (deceased)
  • Glory, Her beloved, loyal companion (deceased)

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bobby Linebarger
  • Danny Dunn
  • Jim Burgess
  • Gerg Dykes
  • Zach Jones

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Memories

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Biography

      Catherine Jones Ward was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Catherine will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       She was the daughter of Zella and Floyd Oglesby. Catherine grew up in Knoxville.

      Catherine was raised with ten siblings. They were Margaret, Martha, Jean, Helen, Charles, Clarence, E. B., Dennis, George, and Frances. Catherine was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      A typical teenager, Catherine had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Rule High School in 1951. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

      On August 1, 1995 Catherine exchanged wedding vows with Sam Ward in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Empathic and loyal, Catherine was committed to making her new family happy.

      Catherine worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Catherine was blessed with one child, a son, Russell David Jones. Another blessing for Catherine was the gift of two grandchildren and four great grandchildren, Brianna and Cassie and the great grandchildren were Kaia, Lincoln, Jones, and Caven.

      Fortunately, Catherine enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Catherine worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was as an administrative assistant. She was employed for 35 years by Weavexx. Catherine always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Catherine enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were crafts, singing with the Fabulous 50's, and working in her yard. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Throughout her life, Catherine was a doer and was always actively involved in professional and community organizations. Throughout her later years, Catherine was an active member of the Fabulous 50's.

      Catherine was a woman who took pride in upholding her beliefs. Politically, Catherine was a supporter of the Republican Party.

      Catherine was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Glory. They were best friends for 12 years.

      When Catherine’s retirement finally arrived in 1994, she was well prepared. Even in retirement, Catherine continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. Catherine was active in her community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her.

      Catherine passed away on July 24, 2020 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She fought a brave battle with kidney disease and congestive heart failure. She is survived by step-daughters and sons-in-law: Linda and Danny Dunn and Kathy and Bobby Linebarger; granddaughters: Brianna Jones, Cassidy Jones, and Elizabeth Linebarger; granddaughter and husband, Kari and Greg Dykes; four great grandchildren: Kaia, Lincoln, Jones, and Caven.

Services were held at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home. Catherine was laid to rest in Fairview C. P. Cemetery on Snapps Ferry Road.

      Simply stated, Catherine was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Catherine leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Catherine Jones Ward.

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