80 year old Wilma Jean Martin Ward of Morrison died Saturday of an extended illness. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Independent Baptist Church. Ray Skyles and Johnny Haston will officiate and burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at High Funeral Home in McMinnville and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at the church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Marie Christian. Survivors include her husband, Thurman Ward of the Smartt Station Community. Eight sons and daughters-in-law, Paul E. and Janice Ward of Smithville, Kenneth L. and Audrey Ward of Rock Island, David G. and Reda Ward of McMinnville, Murrell Ward of Pikeville, Michael A, and Janice Ward of Smithville, Thurman Lynn and Laurie Ward of Pikeville, James Ray Ward of Holiday, Florida, and Timothy A. Ward of Rock Island. Three daughters and sons-in-law, Martha J. and Kenneth Braswell of Carthage, Brenda L. and Ricky Henderson of Rock Island, and Linda J. and Tommy Thompson of Rock Island. Twenty four grandchildren and thirty two great grandchildren survive along with two sisters, Winona Ward and Juanita Oliver both of McMinnville. A half-brother, James Martin of Kansas. High Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Wilma Jean Martin Ward
Jul 7 2007