Anna “Elaine” Ward passed away Dec. 9, 2018, after a long fight with lung cancer. She was born July 14, 1935. She lived on the shore of Belfast most of her life, taking care of her large family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Russel “John” Ward I, and three of her children, Melanie Ward, Ann Ward and Kevin Ward.

Anna is survived by her children, Deborah Ward, Lawrence Ward (wife, Fern), and Lisa Lapham (husband, Danny); her grandchildren, Bryce Bearse, Letitia Slimm (husband, Chad), Ashley Mann-McClellan (husband, Noel), Stanley Ward, Mariah Lapham and Ethan Lapham, as well as two great-grandchildren, Lori Jean Ward Hustus and Zoe McClellan.

A memorial service will be held in the spring at Grove Cemetery in Belfast, where Anna will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home in Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at