Kathryn “Katie” Ward, 92, of Davenport, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Courtyard Estates, Walcott. Visitation will be held Monday, November 16, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries All Faith Chapel. Due to the current pandemic, private family services will be held with burial in Davenport Memorial Park. The service may be viewed by visiting Katie’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2020. Memorials may be made to the Handicapped Development Center.
Kathryn Louise McCubbin was born on April 22, 1928 in Englewood, Missouri, a daughter of Clayton L. and Janie (Keyes) McCubbin. She was united in marriage to Elmo Bradly Ward on June 11, 1946. He preceded her in death on December 18, 1992 after 46 years of marriage.
Katie worked for the former ARC of Scott County which later became Handicapped Development Center. She was inducted into the Handicapped Development Center Hall of Fame in 1995 for being an individual who did extraordinary work to support people with disabilities. Katie was also part of the St. John’s United Methodist family for over 63 years.
Katie was a hardworking, stubborn, sweet, Christian woman. She was widowed for the last 27 years, but she was tough and would keep you on your toes with her opinions. She enjoyed cooking, camping, and traveling. Katie was also a talented quilter/seamstress.
Katie is survived by her children: Ronald (Judee) Ward, Long Grove, Vicki (Wayne) Johnson, Ashland, Missouri, and Jeff (Kathy) Ward, Blue Grass; grandchildren: Kristal (Nick) Happ, Brad (Nicole) Ward, Nikki Martin, Mike (Jodi) Johnson, Kelsey Lighton, and Becca Ward; great-grandchildren: Hannah, Ally, Paige Happ, Payton Dieckman, Lexi and Parker Ward, Raelyn Martin, Lauren and Lexi Johnson, and Olivia Lighton; siblings: Bud (Beulah) McCubbin, JC (Mary) McCubbin, Ruth Ketchum, Jim (Shirley) McCubbin, Virginia (Glenn) Hinten, and Richard (Sue) McCubbin; sisters-in-law Evadene McCubbin and Mary McCubbin, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Katie was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Gershom “Mac”, Aqulia, Kenny, Silas, Howard, and Bill.