California – The Wichita Collegiate School community is grieving the loss of Tina Ward, a beloved former employee known for her unwavering dedication and profound impact on the lives of students and colleagues. Tina’s passing, confirmed through a heartfelt Facebook post on Monday, September 18, 2023, has left family, friends, and colleagues heartbroken.
Tina Ward dedicated over two decades of her life to Wichita Collegiate School, leaving an indelible mark on the institution and its students. Her extraordinary efforts to ensure every child felt acknowledged, understood, and cherished defined her role beyond being an employee. Colleagues and students alike remember her for her remarkable personality, always sporting a warm smile and extending her helping hand in all circumstances.
Beyond the confines of her workplace, Tina’s commitment and influence were far-reaching. Her relentless dedication and ability to transform challenges into opportunities not only brought her personal success but also inspired and uplifted numerous lives. Co-workers often cited her as the driving force behind their team’s achievements, underscoring her unwavering dedication as a true source of inspiration.
Tina Ward’s character stands as a beacon of what can be achieved through passion, commitment, and a desire to effect positive change. Her influence transcended her professional life, leaving a lasting impact on anyone fortunate enough to cross her path. She will be remembered as a force to be reckoned with, leaving a void that will be deeply felt by all.
The Wichita Collegiate School community shares their sorrow, paying tribute to Tina’s exemplary service and the love she had for the students. A memorial service in her honor is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd, at Maple Grove Cemetery, 1000 North Hillside. Following the service, a reception will take place in the WCS Upper School Commons, where individuals are encouraged to share their cherished memories of Miss Tina. The legacy of Tina Ward lives on, cherished in the hearts of those she touched and inspired throughout her impactful journey.