Betty Jean Ward

December 8th, 1927 to July 24th, 2021

Betty Jean Ward, 93, of Fort Gratiot Township, died Saturday, July 24, 2021.

She was born December 8, 1927 in Port Huron to the late Ambrose and Emily Mechan. She married John Ward on July 3, 1948 in Port Huron. He died May 1, 1978.

Betty will be fondly remembered for her sweet, caring nature, always sharing her gentle, loving spirit with everyone around her.

She is survived by her children, Linda Broomfield, Michael (Stacy) Ward, Jill (Michael) Thieman and Jayne (Mark) Wiertalla; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; and one sister, Beverly (Gary) Thorley. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelley Yielding; brothers, Wilfrid Mechan, Bernard Mechan, Edward Mechan and Fred Mechan; sisters, Jenny Krueger, Marie Hunter, Mildred Sikes, Josephine Hess, Ann Deckert and Charlotte Klietch; and her long-time best friend, Mona (Charles) Cook.

Mrs. Ward will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 in St. Edward on the Lake Catholic Church. The Reverend Lee Acervo will officiate.

Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Port Huron.

Arrangements are by Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit

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