Othel F. ‘Skip’ Ward, 79, of Monticello, died March 21, 2021 at his home. He was born March 2, 1942 in Evansville, Ind. to Othel D. Ward & Mary Sue (Britt) Hulak. He married Beverly A. Duckworth on January 30, 1975 in Indianapolis and she survives.
Skip was a graduate of Evansville Bosse High School. He attended Indiana University for 2 years. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served in Vietnam from 1960-1964. He retired from Freightliner Truck Corporation. He was a member of the Monticello American Legion and the Indianapolis Masonic Lodge. Skip enjoyed fishing, pheasant and deer hunting.
He is survived by his wife: Beverly A. Ward of Monticello, 5 sons: Francis T. Ward of Brownsburg, Othel F. Ward Jr. of Frankfort, Donald E. Ward of Brownsburg, Robert Shaw of Sheridan, Allen Shaw of West Virginia, 3 daughters: Dolores Altmeyer of Indianapolis, Pam Deaver of Burnettville, Susie Halterman of Indianapolis, Sister: Pam Ward of Evansville, 23 Grandchildren and 27 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Darlene Grice, a son, Brian Shaw, brother, William Gray and a grandson.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Monticello American Legion, 405 E. Washington St., Monticello, Indiana. Memorial donations may be made to the Monticello American Legion, 405 E. Washington St., Monticello, IN 47960. Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort and Clinton County Crematory are honored to assist the Ward family. Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may share a message with the family.