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Louise P. Ward Speakman (Louise Ward of Ward’s Pastry Shop)

Date of Death: May 28, 2019
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Monday 6/3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Monday 6/3, 11:00 am

Reception to follow the service
Omps Reception Center
Amherst Chapel




Memorial contributions may be made to:
Blue Ridge Hospice
333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405
Winchester, Virginia 22601

Louise Preissner Ward Speakman, daughter of the late Ferdinand and Maria Preissner, passed away at home with her family by her side on May 28, 2019. Born on December 4, 1913, she was 105 years old. She was preceded in death by her six brothers: Freddy, Johnny, Ernie, Joe, Willie, and Bobby Preissner. Mrs. SpeakmanContinue Reading

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George and janet Hughes left a message on June 4, 2019:
Remembering a woman who made a great man
GARLAND PECK left a message on June 3, 2019:
Ronnie - so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Thought and prayers with you and your family. Take care my friend. Garland
Sally Cookson left a message on June 3, 2019:
Always an exceptional lady, will be missed by many. She gave of herself with such grace and kindness. We were so blessed with her time on earth.
John M Markwood left a message on June 3, 2019:
Ron, I trust you know how much I valued your mother's service on the Board of Directors of the Leary Educational Foundation. Her honesty, wisdom, and common sense was a tremendous asset to all of us. Her generosity was unsurpassed. An uncommon woman, always with a twinkle in her eyes!
Dora Cox left a message on June 2, 2019:
I met her once and she as always carried Grace Knew Ronnie Ward thru rental but as all it’s like you knew the whole family. So sorry of your loss but God Has a Beautiful ? Angel
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Rachel R. Kisner left a message on June 2, 2019:
Ronnie & Kathy. Your Mom was wonderful. It wasn't a party without one of her cakes. She even delivered one to our home after hours one night so that the Woodland Avenue cake gang didn't eat it before I got home. (They had already attacked two other cakes planned for a wedding anniversary.) We all loved and respected her tremendously. Rachel and Family.
Kristin Zuckerman Biauce left a message on June 1, 2019:
Ronnie and Kathy: There is so much I can say about Louise having known her for my lifetime. She and Buddy were part of the Zuckerman's everyday doings for a very long time and every bit of it was enjoyable. I have things Louise gave me that I will treasure for the rest of my life and memories of Mom and Louise laughing over the dirty jokes they heard at bridge or garden club. Those girls were crazy, but I loved them and I will miss them forever. I do hope they already have a game of duplicate started! Love and prayers to you and your family. Kris
Clark Dixon left a message on June 1, 2019:
As a teenager in the early '60s I stopped by Ward's Pastry and purchased a dozen donuts. I loved those donuts, they were always fresh and delicious.
Shawn and Tammy McDaniel left a message on June 1, 2019:
Remember this lady fondly and the deliciousishness that were her cakes! Winchester has lost a legend. Condolences to the family.
Doris R Hogan left a message on May 31, 2019:
Doris Hogan, Old Fredericktown Garden Club and Doris' and Roy's Iris Gardens our Condolences
Patricia Haislip left a message on May 31, 2019:
Ronnie and Kathy: You bring new meaning to the word “FAMILY”...with your love and your caring for this incredible lady. Thinking of you.
Sue Pigg left a message on May 31, 2019:
My thoughts are with you, Ronnie & Kathy. I pray that you will be comforted by good memories & by close family & friends in this time of your sorrow.
Dave and Traci Shoberg left a message on May 30, 2019:
We are so sorry for your loss .. you will be in our prayers .
Les and Dremia Landis left a message on May 30, 2019:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you the family and Penny in your time of sorrow. May God hold and comfort. She was an amazing lady and her thoughtfulness and kindness towards all she met will always be remembered.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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