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Viola M. Ward Sheriff

Viola M. (Creamer) Ward Sheriff, 88, formerly of the Judyville, Ind., community, died on Monday, March 3, 2014 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

She was born in Liberty Township, Warren County, Ind., on March 16, 1925. She was the daughter of the late John R. Creamer and Minnie M. (Balser) Creamer Crawford. 

She was a graduate of Williamsport High School.

She worked as a sales representative for Salad Master.

She was married to Kenneth C. Ward, and he preceded her in death.

Viola married Jack Sheriff in October of 1993 in San Diego, Calif. He survives.

She leaves behind her daughter, Cynthia S. (Larry) Engelkes, Oregon; a son, Kenneth C. "K.C." (Susan Lapin) Ward, Jr., San Francisco, Calif.; Kimberly C. Engelkes, Kara M. (Andrew) Wolf, Christopher A. Ward and Jason P. Ward; many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Violet (Clement) Jones, Virginia (William) Holmes and Joan (Howard) Burleson; two brothers, William (June) Creamer and James (Wanda) Crawford.

A memorial service will be held at the Judyville United Methodist Church, Judyville, Ind., on Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastors Hugh and Erma Rohrer officiating. 

Inurnment will be held in the Rainsville Cemetery, Rainsville, Ind.

Arrangements were completed by Maus Funeral Home, Attica, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Judyville United Methodist Church.

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