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Donna Sue (Watson) (Grubb) Ward

January 22, 1941 ~ January 2, 2019 (age 77)

Donna Sue (Watson) (Grubb) Ward, 77, of Spencer, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer.  Donna was born January 21, 1941 in Monroe County, the daughter of Hershel and Ruby (Meadows) Watson.

Donna was married to Roger A. Grubb, who passed in 1972, and had three children.   Donna then married John H. Ward in 1978.  She enjoyed family, camping, gardening, her many pets, and livestock.  Donna managed D & W Trading Post (Antiques & Collectables) for 18 years.   Donna was a member of the American Legion Aux 18. 
Donna was afflicted with Alzheimer’s in 2005 and was at home with her husband John until 2015. She then moved to the OVHC where John was able to visit at least twice a day, where she received excellent care.   Donna will always be “John’s Baby Doll.”

Donna is survived by her husband, John H. Ward, her three children, Gina Darlene Threlkel of Spencer, Anita Diane Grubb of Bloomington and Randy Joe (Amy) Grubb of Bloomington, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Morris “Bud” Watson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Roger, and a brother, Jerry Joe Watson.  

There will be no services at this time.  The family has requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 50 East 91st St. Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN  46240.

Arrangements are in care of West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer. 

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