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Mark Ward Obituary-Death News; President Of Data-Tel Communications, Mark Ward Passed Away At 41 Years Old

Mark Ward Obituary-Death News; President Of Data-Tel Communications, Mark Ward Passed Away At 41 Years Old

Mark Ward, the president of Data-Tel Communications, passed away in Topeka, Kansas. At the age of 41, he passed away on Sunday, October 8th, 2023. In the presence of his cherished family, he was declared dead at Stormont Vail Health. On June 7, 1982, he was born in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Mark Alan Ward and the late Kathleen Anne (Shortall). He was a kind and thoughtful father, brother, friend, and son.

Mark graduated from Shawnee Heights High School in 2000. As a result of his intense athletic involvement while still in school, he received a baseball scholarship to Garden City Community College and afterwards to Emporia University. He oversaw Data-Tel Communications as its president.

His family has always been first for him. She fit the description of someone who would go above and beyond to make people happy. He had an effect on individuals in his immediate vicinity. He is greatly missed.

Survivors include his daughter, Ryann Marie Ward of Topeka, KS; father, Mark Ward of Tecumseh, KS; sister, Paige Jones and husband Phil of Basehor, KS; nephews, Kai and Lawson Jones of Basehor, KS; ex-wife, Heather Ward of Topeka, KS; friend, Adrienne Wagner of Topeka, KS; aunt, Jan Andersen of Kansas City, MO; uncle, John Shortall and wife Amy of Overland Park, KS; aunt, Ellen Pereira and husband Gene of Shawnee Mission, KS; and cousins.