Myers Funeral Home


Neil A. Ward

November 6, 1937December 13, 2020

Neil A. Ward, 83 of Roanoke passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Kingston Care in Fort Wayne. Neil was a 1956 graduate of Huntington High School. He worked at Stratoflex/Parker-Hannifin in Fort Wayne for 47 years, retiring in 2003. He later worked at Walmart in Huntington for 12 years. Neil loved IU basketball and Huntington North High School basketball and enjoyed watching old western movies.

Neil was born on November 6, 1937 in Huntington, the son of the late Russell and Martha (Resler) Ward.

He was united in marriage to Nancy (Lancaster) Shenefield on June 5, 1971. Nancy preceded him in death on December 19, 2013.

Survivors include a son: Chris (Laura Faust) Shenefield of Lompoc, CA; four daughters: Leslie Ward of Roanoke, Melanie Dager of Fort Wayne, Loretta Barton of Huntington, Bridget Shenefield of Wabash; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren with one on the way.

He was preceded in death by a half-sister: Phyllis Ayres.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana with funeral service to follow visitation at 6:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made out to Helping Paws Pet Haven or Jamie’s Legacy both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Chris (Laura Faust) Shenefield, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Leslie Ward, Daughter
  • Melanie Dager, Daughter
  • Loretta Barton, Daughter
  • Bridget Shenefield, Daughter
  • Nancy (Lancaster) Ward, Wife (Deceased)
  • Russell Ward, Father (deceased)
  • Martha (Resler) Ward, Mother (deceased)
  • Phyllis Ayres, Half-Sister (deceased)
  • Six grandchildren and five great grandchildren with one on the way

  • Helping Paws Pet Haven
  • Jamie's Legacy



  • Visitation

    Friday, December 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, December 18, 2020


  • Interment


Neil A. Ward

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Charlotte Myers

December 18, 2020

Sending my condolences on the loss of neil.

Vicki Bair

December 16, 2020

Neal was one of our customers at Lassus Handy Dandy in Roanoke.
He'd stop in daily for a cup of coffee and a newspaper. Always jolly , joking around , making us smile.
We have missed seeing him these past few months.
He added a lot of "Sunshine" to our day.
Sending much love and prayers to his family.
Thanks for sharing him with us . 💕💕

Terry Scher

December 16, 2020

To Neil's family and friends my thoughts and prayers are with you.
I enjoyed working with Neil at Wal-Mart.
Good guy!

Linda Bogner

December 15, 2020

I am so sorry to the family for the loss of Neil. He always had a smile and a wave or a "hello" when I saw him. When I first met him, I was about 10, and I thought he was so mean, but he just had an awesome sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.