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State senator dies at home

IL Staff
January 1, 2008
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State Sen. David C. Ford, R - Hartford City, died this morning in his home from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He was 59 years old.

The four-term lawmaker was receiving hospice care and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in January. He kept abreast of this session via telephone and computer.

In 2007, Ford served as assistant majority floor leader and chair of the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology. He also was a member of the Judiciary, Tax and Fiscal Policy, and Education and Development committees.

Before being elected to the Indiana Senate, Ford served as a prosecuting attorney for Blackford County. He earned his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington.

Ford is survived by his wife of 37 years, Joyce (Bonjour) Ford; a daughter, Kelly (Ford) Konzel of Granger; three sons, Jeff Ford of Chicago, Andrew Ford of Indianapolis, and Matthew Ford of Marion; and two grandchildren.

Services for Ford will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Muncie. Details are pending. Memorials may be made to the David C. Ford Scholarship Fund, Blackford High School, 2392 N. State Road 3, Hartford City, IN 47348.
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