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Brenda "Shelly" Ward

Brenda Michelle “Shelly” Ward, 48, of Portsmouth, Ohio, passed away, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Brenda was born August 28, 1973, in Portsmouth, Ohio a daughter of Jim and Barbara Broughton Hill of New Boston, Ohio. Brenda loved her family. Her grandchildren were everything to her and she loved having them over at her house. She always put others needs first. She was preceded in death by a son James Edward Ward and a sister Angie Salisbury.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her best friend-boyfriend of 12 years Brian Larrigan; a son Christopher (Katelyn) Ward of West Portsmouth, Ohio; three daughters Bryanna (Chad) Spradlin of West Portsmouth, Ohio, Jennifer (Justin) Howard of Sciotoville, Ohio and Allison (Derek Hoover) Larrigan of Portsmouth, Ohio; two sisters Barbie (Dan Riley) Hill of West Portsmouth, Ohio and Jamie (Tony) Ewing of Clarksville, Indiana; twelve grandchildren Lilliana Ward, Ryker Ward, Holley Spradlin, Jameson Spradlin, Olin Howard, Parker Howard, Bryson Larrigan, Blake Hoover, Collin Hoover, Dylan Hoover, Olivia Hoover, and Sophia Hoover; a very special niece Hailey Durham of Rosemount, Ohio; a host of nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup. Burial will be in Bloomtownship Cemetery in South Webster, Ohio.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm Monday and one hour before the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made towards funeral expenses. Condolences may be made at


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