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Stella Ray (Depew) Ward

April 27, 1947 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Stella Ward Obituary

Stella Ray Ward, 76, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at Crown Point Church, Rural Vandalia, IL with Pastor Pete LeDuc officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 AM, one and a half hours prior to the service at the church. Memorials: To the Family. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

She was born April 27, 1947, in Illinois, the daughter of John Henry & Marjorie (Carter) Depew. She worked in maintenance at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, IL and loved spending time with her grandchildren and dog, Izzy.

She is survived by: Sons - Bill Ward, Vandalia, IL and Robert Allen Ward & Becky, Brownstown, IL; Daughters - Sara Wilson & Tim, Fillmore, IL and Lisa Green & Eric, Vandalia, IL; Brother - John Wesley Depew, Shelbyville, IL; 8 Grandchildren; Several Great Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Parents.

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January 2, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Crown Point Church
966 N. Carlyle Rd.
Vandalia, Illinois 62471

Funeral Service
January 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Crown Point Church
966 N. Carlyle Rd.
Vandalia, Illinois 62471

January 2, 2024

Fairlawn Cemetery
727 S 6th St
Vandalia, IL - Illinois 62471


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