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Dale Marie Ward

aPRIL 4, 1946 – JUNE 27, 2024

Dale Marie Ward

Dale Marie Ward, a cherished daughter, sister, grandmother, and friend, peacefully passed away at the age of 78 in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 27, 2024. Born on April 4, 1946, in the same city she called home, Dale was a proud native of Cincinnati.

Growing up in Greenhills, Dale enjoyed simple pleasures such as golfing, bowling, and attending Cincinnati Reds games, where she expressed her unwavering passion for the team she loved. Her fondness for Mickey Mouse and visits to Disney’s Magic Kingdom brought her joy.

A diligent and dedicated individual, Dale pursued a career as a Conference Coordinator working for Union Central Life Insurance. Traveling extensively for her job allowed her to explore many destinations.

Outside of work, Dale treasured spending time with her loved ones and dear friends, creating lasting memories filled with laughter and warmth. She will be fondly remembered for her kindness, generosity, and unwavering love for her family.

Dale is survived by her brother Brian (Judy) Ward; sister-in-law Sherry Ward; Debbie (Thomas) Gibbs, Dorrie (Diane) Ritchie, Doug Hafner; grandchildren, Erin Ritchie, Michelle (Rob) Altman, Sean (Jill) Ritchie, Justin (Liz) Gibbs, Jeff (Annie) Gibbs; great-grandchildren, Jazper, Declan, Mara, David, Nathan, Madison, Evan, Charlotte, Lindy, and Nina Dale.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Jane Ward; brother, Brad Ward; and best friends Carol (nee Flint) Hafner, and Sandy Winkler.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 12, 2024 from 12:30-1:30pm at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231 (FOLLOW THE BLUE LINE). A funeral service will follow visitation at 1:30pm at the funeral home. Burial will take place at 2:30pm at the Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at https://www.nationalmssociety.org/how-you-can-help/ways-to-give in honor of Dale.

Though Dale’s earthly journey has come to an end, the memories she created and the love she shared will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew her. In her honor, let us cherish the moments we shared with her and carry forth the values she held dear, embracing life’s adventures with the same fervor and zest that she did. Dale’s spirit will forever be a guiding light, shining brightly in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to have known her.



Friday, July 12, 2024 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Friday, July 12, 2024 at 1:30 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Friday, July 12, 2024 at 2:30 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

Guest Book

“What a special Lady, she will be missed by all. Dale could answer any questions you had and was always such a joy and honor to work with in Marketing. One time she took me to my doctors appointment, because I was unable to drive as my husband was at home in his final days, I could never thank her enough for her kindness. Prayers for her family”

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“To my friend Dale…….we traveled the world together with UCL and Tom & Susie. How lucky was I to be a part of the team. I will cherish those memories but more importantly the friendship that was forged. You were a kind, caring and thoughtful friend to me. Rest in peace dear Dale. Love Jamie”

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“My sincere sympathy for your loss to all of the family and friends of Dale. She always was smart and eager to help whoever needed it. She is now out if her pain and suffering. Peace to all. You are in my prayers always.🥰”

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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family as you remember all the beautiful times you shared over the years. Dale was a very special lady!”

“If I hadn’t already thanked you enough years ago for your advice in putting together Groups Sales Conferences at UCL, I remember and so appreciated your guidance. You will be remembered by so many of us at UCL.”

“God bless you all. My prayers and love for your family. Thank you for the privilege of caring for Dale for more than a year. I will deeply miss her and your more than gracious family. Love alway Carol Fenner”

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