— Lawrence “Toad” Warden, 88, Russiavill, passed away at 8 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at his home. He was born April 10, 1924, the son of Leslie Faye and Ruth Esther (Price) Warden in Howard County.
He was a 1942 graduate of West Middleton High School and attended Ball State University. He went on to work at Med-O-Bloom Dairy as a milkman and Delco Electronics in plant security for over 30 years before retiring. He was a member of the Russiaville United Methodist Church, New London Masonic Lodge F & AM 283, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Shrine Club, John Purdue Club and Western High School Booster Club. Toad was an avid sports fan, being especially fond of Purdue and Western sports.
He is survived by his former wife, Goldie (Krhin) Warden, Kokomo; son, Mark L. Warden, Kokomo; sister, Helen (Walter) Thomas, Russiaville; nieces, Judy (Charlie) Aigner, Columbus, and Nancy (Hy) Brown, Jerusalem; great-niece, Rachel (Matthew) Lewellyn, Ky.; great-nephew, Thomas (Allison) Aigner, Massachusetts; and great-great niece, Avagail, all of Massachusetts.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with Pastor Ronald Mann officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Burial will follow the funeral services in Russiaville Cemetery.
Memorials may be left to the charity of the donor’s choice. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.