Prudence June Ward, 82, a native from Herrin, Illinois, passed away at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Copper Village Assisted Living in Mesa, Arizona after a chronic illness.
Prudence was born on December 29, 1937 in Herrin, Illinois to Hershal E. and Olive I. (Petty) Ward. She was a legal secretary and a member of Christ Church as well as a former member of Bryan Street Baptist Church in Herrin.
Prudence is survived by daughters, Vicki Horne and Valerie Jacovides both of Mesa, Arizona; three grandchildren; three brothers, Ronald Ward of Herrin, Donnie Ward of Herrin, and Robert Ward of Salem, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two daughters, Angela and Andre Horne.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Robert Ward officiating. Inurnment will follow at Herrin City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the service are asked to maintain social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th Street/Herrin, Illinois 62948.
Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family with the arrangements.