Katherine Irene McKenna Ward

November 19, 1951 ~ November 19, 2022 (age 71)


Katherine Irene McKenna Ward, 71, of Brandon, MS passed away on November 19, 2022 surrounded by her family at St Dominic Hospital. Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS handled arrangements.

Katherine was born on November 19, 1951 to John and Gladys McKenna in Natchez, MS. After she graduated from high school in Natchez, she went on to graduate Hinds Community College with an Associate's degree and started her career. She retired from Tellus operating group in 2018. In 1985 Katherine met Spurlan Etho Ward, the love of her life.  Katherine and Spurlan were married for 35 wonderful years and had one son together, Jonathan Alexander Ward. Katherine and Spurlan were retired and spent their time remodeling their house in Brandon, MS, traveling and enjoying time with friends and grandchildren. She was the most amazing mother, wife, grandmother and mother-in-law.

She is survived by husband Spurlan Ward, son Alex Ward (Lacey), and grandchildren Rayner, Rylee, and Raiden Ward. Katherine was the spark of life in her family, she was loving, kind hearted, and determined. She will be deeply missed by any and all who had the privilege of knowing and loving her. 

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