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Gilliland Howe Funeral Home

110 East North Street, Greensburg, IN

OBITUARY

Kathyleen (Combs) Ward

February 18, 1958August 16, 2019
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Kathyleen Combs Ward, 61, of Greensburg, passed away on August 16, 2019. She was born on February 18, 1958, in Decatur County the daughter of Curtis, Sr. and Sarah Combs. Kathyleen was a 1976 graduate of South Decatur High School and a 1981 graduate of Ivy Tech. She was a music minister for over 36 years for the Free Methodist Church and was a music teacher. Kathyleen was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Salvation Army, and the Red Hats Society. She played music for over 50 years with her dad where they traveled all over the state and for over 20 years with her whole family. Survivors include: Husband- Ronnie Ward; Son- Jeffery (Cierra) Ward; Brother- Curtis (Jannie) Combs, Jr.; Sisters- Rosalia (David) Young; Dorothy (Matthew) Galbraith; and Donna S. Mitchel; Nephews- Jason (Debbie) Young, Jacob Young, Andrew Galbraith, Sonny James (Allison) Mitchell, Jonathon (Sarah) Galbraith, William (Kellie) Galbraith, Curtis Combs III, and Victor Combs; Nieces- Jeanine Dale and Maria Annette Combs; 4 Grandchildren, and 7 Great Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Nephew- Jordan Dale, and Great Nephew- Chase Galbraith. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 11:00 am also at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Union Baptist Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gideon’s. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com

  • FAMILY

  • Curtis E. Combs Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Sarah Combs, Mother (deceased)
  • Ronnie Ward, Husband
  • Jeffery (Cierra) Ward, Son
  • Curtis (Jannie) Combs Jr., Brother
  • Rosalia (David) Young, Sister
  • Dorothy (Matthew) Galbraith, Sister
  • Donna S. Mitchel, Sister
  • Jeanine Dale, Niece
  • Jordan Dale, Nephew (deceased)
  • Jason (Debbie) Young, Nephew
  • Jacob Young, Nephew
  • Andrew Galbraith, Nephew
  • Sonny James (Allison) Mitchell, Nephew
  • Jonathon (Sarah) Galbraith, Nephew
  • William (Kellie) Galbraith, Nephew
  • Maria Combs, Niece
  • Curtis Combs III, Nephew
  • Victor Combs, Nephew
  • 4 Grandchildren, 7 Great Nieces and Nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Andrew Galbraith
  • Jonathan Galbraith
  • Jason Young
  • Sonny Mitchell
  • JR Shook
  • William Galbraith

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 21, 2019
  • Funeral Thursday, August 22, 2019

Memories

Kathyleen (Combs) Ward

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Angeline Tichenor

August 21, 2019

Kathyleen was a true family friend. I could tell from the moment I met her, that she had a HUGE heart! When I had a horrific tragedy within my family. She and Ronnie came up to Methodist in Indy and prayed at my son's bedside. And then meet my mother and step father a few days later to pray together as a group. She was a "one in the million" kind of friend. Reliable. And what I'm about to say now, I just realized at this very moment. Now, when I think of Kathyleen, I will think of guardian angel. Which can be a person and/or spirit. I believe she will carry on her work in heaven as she did here on earth.
Ronnie you are in my prayers.

Kathy & John Niese

August 21, 2019

Kathyleen was our friend for over 24 years. She meant the world to us and she was a kind, caring and special lady. She and Ronnie her husband were two special people that were meant for each other and meant a lot to our family. So many memories with Kathyleen with all of our talks we had and shared good and sad times together. Thanks Kathyleen for being that special friend. You are always in our thoughts. Glad for you that you are at peace now from being so ill.

Cynthia Crawley

August 19, 2019

Condolences from Brenda Harrison, Cindy Crawley Ronnie your in our prayers and our hearts, and prayers to all the family

Joetta Adams

August 17, 2019

Ronnie, I am so sorry. My heart breaks for you. I'm so glad you met Kathyleen. Your live for one another will always be special. Kathyleen was a very special lady and I feel honored to be have had her as a friend.
I'm here if you need me.
All my love
Joetta

Debbie Holloway

August 17, 2019

My heart and prayers go to the family for their loss. Kathleen and her mom and dad were a big part of my family’s life with church. May she continue singing and playing music in heaven

Kathy & John Niese

August 16, 2019

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