Jill M. Ward Chaney, 38, of Decatur, IL, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.
Jill was born on Feb. 25, 1976 in Darlington, WI to Judy Edwards and Max Ward. Jill graduated from Parker High School in 1994. Her daughters, Mia and Olivia, were the light of her life.
Jill is survived by her children; her siblings: June (Tim) Brennan of Monroe WI, Kathy (Chris) Jackson of Emmetsburg, Louise (Dan) McGranahan of Darlington, WI, Larry (Shelby) Ward of Juda, WI, Tom (Judy) Ward of Beloit, WI, Lorraine (Harlan) Elzen of Darlington, WI, Joanne (Steve) McQuaid of Darlington, WI, Irma (Gary) Slawson of Janesville, WI, Rita (Hal) Davidson of Janesville, WI and Karl (Dianne) of Milton, WI. She is further survived by her Aunt Mary and Uncle Bob Brennan of Emmetsburg; nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents, Toot's and Lucky Luchsinger and Thomas and Clara Ward.
A celebration of Jill's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Immanuel United Church of Christ, in Darlington, WI.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund in Jill's memory has been established for her girls. Memorials may be directed to: In Memory of Jill c/o Iowa Trust and Savings Bank P.O. Box 159 Emmetsburg, IA 50536.