Sadie B. Ward, 96, died peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at a Belfast hospital. She was born Sept. 4, 1915 in Knox, the daughter of Fred and Estella (Howes) Bailey.

Sadie was a longtime member of the Searsport Full Gospel Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Connor and her husband Kenneth of Frankfort, Marie Curtis of Prospect, Phyllis Greenleaf of Brooks, Theresa Connor and Marilyn Littlefield, both of Searsport, Ethel Greenleaf and her husband David of Montville, Hazel Harvey and her husband Leon of Frankfort; her sons, Kenneth Ward of Searsport, Douglas Ward and his wife Cathy of Searsport; daughters-in-law, Carolyn Ward of Swanville and Winnifred Ward of Belfast; 60 grandchildren; 143 great-grandchildren; and 95 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Clifton F. Ward; sons, George Ward and Clifton Ward Jr.; and son-in-law, Reginald Greenleaf.

A funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Searsport Full Gospel Church, Main Street, Searsport. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 p.m. until time of service. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Swanville.

Donations may be made in Sadie’s memory to the Searsport Full Gospel Church, Main Street, Searsport.

Arrangements by the Young Funeral Home, 31 West Main St., Searsport.