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Jean Ward

July 24, 1957 — September 20, 2022

Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania

Jean Ward

Jean “Jeannie” Ward, 65, of Warfordsburg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Mercy Medical Center, in Baltimore, MD.

Born August 24, 1957, in Washington D.C., she was the daughter of the late Louis G. Trotta and the late Jean (Metzger) Trotta.

Jean was a graduate from Northwood High School in Silver Spring, MD, Class of 1975.

She spent much of her life employed at a printing press as a book binder.

Jean had a very diverse taste in music that she passed down to her children, had a love for art and spent a lot of time drawing. She enjoyed cooking foods that were especially influenced by her Italian heritage. Jean was often found taking in badly injured animals and nursing them back to health.

Being very family oriented, much of Jean’s time was spent with her family; she also loved taking long walks with her grandson, Ellias.

Her passion for traveling was strong, and always had a story to tell about her wild adventures while living out West. Anyone that truly knew Jean, knew that her spirit was free and could not be contained. Her family knew her to be bold, vibrant, kind, and would have given the shirt off her back.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel Ward Jr., with whom she’d spent 35 years; her son Sam, and wife Laure; her daughter, Maria, and partner Matt; her grandson Ellias; and her brothers, Louis, Michael, and John Trotta.

Graveside service will be held, Monday, September 26, 2022, at 11:00 am, at Cedar Grove Christian Church Cemetery, 5806 Flickerville Road, Warfordsburg, PA. Pastor Jean Squires will officiate.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main St, Hancock, MD. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at

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Graveside Service

Monday, September 26, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Cedar Grove Christian Cemetery

Flickerville Rd, PA 17267

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