Does Authority of a Guardian Terminate After Death of His Ward ?

In In re Trust Created Under the Will of Schappert (Dec. 11, 1984), 3d Dist. No. 4-83-16, 1984 Ohio App, the probate court ordered the guardian to pay certain expenses of the ward. The guardian appealed. The case was set for oral argument. The parties waived argument and thereafter one of the parties notified the court that the ward had died. The court held: "The death of the ward having terminated the authority of the guardian, the guardian lacks standing to further prosecute the appeal, and the same should be dismissed. " Schappert, supra.