About Ward Cemetery
The precise details surrounding the establishment of Ward Cemetery are lost to time, but at some point during the very early years of the community's existence, a plot of land was set aside to serve as a cemetery.
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WELCOME TO WARD CEMETERY
After many years of loving care and dedication by caretakers such as Charles and Patsy Tucker and Lee Roy and Helen Smith and others, Ward Cemetery still continues to be maintained thanks to the work of the present caretaker Sherry Smith assisted by the volunteer members of the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee. Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee, Inc. is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and is licensed to conduct business in the state of West Virginia. The Committee was established to assist with the care of Ward Cemetery, and the volunteers depend on donations from the local community to aid in their work. Please click on the link to the ADVISORY page for more information. The next meeting of the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee will be Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Shrewsbury Baptist Church, 1096 Ferry Street, Shrewsbury, West Virginia. Everyone is invited to attend. If you have questions or need information about the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee, please contact members John or Wilma Kidd at (304) 727-5695 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Caretaker Sherry Smith may be contacted at email@example.com.
Ward Cemetery visiting hours are daily from dawn until dusk. Ward Cemetery has no paid staff and no office on site. The smaller cemetery gates are always unlocked for visitors. However, due to past problems with theft, vandalism, and damage caused by off-road vehicles, the larger double gates will remain locked for the protection of the cemetery. If you need access through the locked double gates, please contact cemetery volunteers John Kidd or Wilma Kidd at 304-727-5695 or Wanda Bass at 304-595-1245 to make arrangements for someone to unlock the gates IN ADVANCE of your visit. See our POLICY page for more information regarding our cemetery guidelines.
Ward Cemetery is an independent community cemetery and is NOT connected in any way to the Ward Church of God or the former Ward Reunion.