Katherine Swenson Ward, 91 of Whiteville died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at her residence. She was born Tuesday, March 9, 1926, the daughter of the late Edwin Swenson and Lottie Crabtree and was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph M. Ward.
She worked with Blue Jeans and Stone Manufacturing Company as a machine operator. She was a member of Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints.
Visitation was held Saturday, Dec. 9 at McKenzie Mortuary. A graveside service was held Sunday, Dec. 10 in the Ward Cemetery in the Ward Station community.
Survivors include two sons, Ralph M. “Rusty” Ward of Shallotte and Ransom Edwin Ward of Wilmington; three daughters, Sue Ward Carter and Teresa Gale Ward, both of Shallotte, Sandra Ward Rooks of Whiteville; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.