Betty Ward

Betty WardBetty J. Ward, 89, of Rushville died at 6:40 a.m. May 15, 2018, at her home.

She was born Aug. 21, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Paul and Hazel Swarringen Fey. She married Burdette Ward on Feb. 26, 1949, in Rushville. He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1991.

Surviving are one son, Steven (and Dawn) Ward of Rushville; three daughters, Marsha (and Gus) Lashbrook and Teresa Gossage, both of Rushville and Becky (and Carlton) Harrison of New Caney, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She worked at Mickelberry Packing Co. and Gain Greenhouse. She also was a farm wife.

Graveside services were held Friday at Palm Cemetery, west of Rushville, with Rev. Rob Kirkham officiating. Burial followed. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Hospice.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/23/2018


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