Mary "Nita" Ward

August 14, 1924May 15, 2018

Mary "Nita" Ward, of St. Louis, MO, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the age of 93.

Nita was the dear daughter of the late Robert and Clara Faulkner; loving wife of the late Howard E. Ward; devoted mother of Donna (Ken) Kleiman, Barbara (Charles) Pellegrini, and the late Michael (Mary Jane) Ward; cherished grandma of 10 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; dear sister of the late Lois Campbell, the late Mildred Faulkner, the late Vernon Faulkner, the late Leota Meador, the late Cassie Absheer, and Norma (Daniel) Allen; and beloved aunt, cousin, and friend to many.

Nita worked as a Bank Teller at Lemay Bank in South St. Louis and for Commerce Bank in University City. She was also a long-time, active member of Fee Fee Baptist Church. Most importantly, she was a wonderful wife and a loving mother. She loved to bake Christmas cookies for everyone she knew. Her family will always fondly remember the kitchen full of cookies leading up to Christmas. Nita taught herself how to crochet and she was very talented at it. Over the years she has created numerous gifts and useful items with her craft of crocheting. She will be remembered for her steadfast faith in Jesus, her Savior, her bright twinkling eyes, and the love and the care that she showed everyone she knew. Nita will truly be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

Memorial donations may be made in Nita's name to SSM Health Hospice & Home Health Foundation or to American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Interment Monday, May 21, 2018

Mary "Nita" Ward

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Lori Miklich

May 20, 2018

Thank you for always being a kind and sweet neighbor. Your tray of Christmas cookies were always a delight! You never forgot a birthday or Christmas without a sweet card. We miss you, and often look across the street for you. Mom and you were always the Neighborhood watch. I know the angels welcomed you home. God Bless.
The Miklich Family

Jenni Mueller

May 17, 2018

So many memories Gramma! I will miss you everyday but I know you are happy in heaven with Daddy and Grandpa. I will always cherish our time together working puzzles and listening to Roger Whittaker. You helped me to appreciate the simple things. I love you ❤️️

Vicki Kipper

May 17, 2018

You touched my life and have always had a special place in my heart and my love and respect since we met so long ago. I could never forget someone who gave me so much to remember.

Michelle Dodson

May 17, 2018

Rest In Peace, Grams. I can only imagine how happy you are to be reunited with Grandpa and Dad, and to be dancing with Jesus. I will miss you, thank you for the countless stories you shared with me over the years. Thank you for sharing your recipes, trying to teach me to crochet, and showing me things like just how delicious apples and cheddar cheese is together. I will never forget spending Friday nights watching Lawrence Welk together. :)

Gina Hoormann

May 17, 2018

May you rest in peace Gram, in your new Heavenly home.
We will miss you deeply.