Wanda Ann Jarvis Ward, 74, of Pierce City, MO, died on Monday, October 26, 2009, at her home near Pierce City, MO.
She was born October 3, 1935 near Pierce City, the daughter of the late Oral and Lauretta Jasumback Jarvis. She married Newell Ward Sr. in 1952, and he preceded her in death in 1998.
Mrs. Ward was a member of the Van Buren Baptist Church, Dry Valley Ladies Club and Wentworth Friendly Neighbors Club. Mrs. Ward worked for Walmart in Monett for many years.
She was a devoted mother to three sons: Newell Ward Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Pierce City, MO, Laverne Ward and wife, Kathy, of Holt, MO, and Melvin Ward, of Pierce City, MO.
She is also survived by: four brothers, Carroll Jarvis, of Pierce City, MO, Glenn Jarvis, of Stockton, MO, Delmar Jarvis, of Monett, MO, and Earnest Jarvis, of Monett, MO; four sisters: Edna Royster, of Pierce City, MO, Hazel Idecker, of Monett, MO, Emma Harris, of Monett, MO, and Myrna Lou Arnell, of Camino, CA; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City with burial to follow at the Van Buren Cemetery near Wentworth.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at Lakin Funeral Home, Pierce City, Missouri.