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Iva Hickey Ward, 87, of Corbin, passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at The Heritage.
Born in Williamsburg, she was the daughter of the late E.G. Hickey and Buna Mae Brooks Hickey. She was also preceded in death by her husband James Ward Jr.; sister Vivian Taylor; and brothers Austin E. Hickey and Ralph M. Hickey.
Iva had worked as a keypunch operator for a utility accounting department, and also with her late husband in real estate.
She enjoyed sewing, and baking and decorating cakes. She was Baptist by faith.
She is survived by her sister Helen H. Bradley, of Corbin; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law Verna Lee Bruce and Mable Hickey; and brother-in-law Elza C. Taylor.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Dr. Terrell Bradley and Shannon Rickett officiating. Burial will be in the Sutton-Pemberton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Alzheimer's Disease research.
Messages may be written to the family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com
Published on  September 21, 2016
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