Jean (Smith) Ward ’65 of Creve Coeur, Mo, died October 20, 2020. She was 78. Jean earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and was active in Kappa Kappa Gamma at Illinois Wesleyan. She married her husband while attending IWU. The Wards relocated to Monroe, LA, shortly after Jean’s graduation. They had two children. Jean was a passionate educator . She spent the majority of her career as a teacher at Georgia Tucker Elementary in Monroe. Jean divorced in 1993. She began a new life as a retired, independent woman. She developed an incredible circle of friends, many from her church community at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Monroe. She is survived by her two children, three grandchildren and two nephews.
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