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William Alfred “Bill” Ward

  • Birth 11 May 1919 Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 16 Jul 1984 Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Bl 51 Lot 87 Sp 4
  • Memorial ID 56900399

William "Bill" Ward
11 May 1919 - 16 July 1984

W.A. "Bill" Ward, 65 Dies After Brief Illness

Funeral services for William Alfred "Bill" Ward, 65, 513 Oak St., who died at 6:05 p.m. Monday at McCune-Brooks Hospital where he was admitted earlier, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at The Ulmer Funeral Home.

Bob Lyttle, minister, will officiate and burial will be in Park Cemetery.

Born May 11, 1919, in Mountain Grove, Mr. Ward was a shell house foreman for Hercules Powder Company. He retired in 1982 after 38 years with the company.

He was married to Nadine Hodge May 25, 1939, at Mt. Vernon.

Survivors include his wife; two sons David Ward, 509 Oak St., and Eugene Ward, 503 E. 13th St.; three daughters Mary Williams, Route 6; Carmen Davis, 803 Orner St., and Helen Elizabeth Ward , 513 Oak St.; his mother Mrs. Myrtle Riley, 618 Orner St.; three brothers Olen Ward, Neosho; Joe Ward, Rogers, Ark., and Jack Ward, Joplin; four sisters Helen Lynn, 717 E. Chestnut St., Loretta McBride, 618 Orner St., Artist Jean Buus, Miller, and Dorothy Foraker, Kansas City; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Carthage Press, Tuesday, July 17, 1984


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Nadine Lorene Hodge Ward
January 25, 1918 - August 08, 2010

JOPLIN, MO — Nadine Lorene Ward, 92, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth Clark, Joplin, Mo., where she had been loved and cared for the past six years due to a long courageous battle with arthritis and other health issues.

Nadine was born on Jan. 25, 1918, in Reeds, Mo., to the late Jesse Edward Hodge and Mary Maudney (Foster) Hodge.

Nadine will always be remembered as a devoted, loving wife and mother. She served as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader.

Nadine was a member of the First Christian Church in Carthage.

She was a homemaker. Nadine loved cooking and to cook for other people. She is especially known for her pies.

Nadine also liked to quilt, until arthritis crippled her hands.

Nadine married the late William "Bill" Ward on May 25, 1939, in Mount Vernon, Mo. He preceded her in death on July 16, 1984.

Nadine is survived by her five children, Mrs. Elizabeth Clark and husband Brad, Joplin, Carmen Ford, Mary Williams and husband Don, David Ward and Eugene Ward and wife Clara, all of Carthage, Mo.; two sisters, Hazel Griffith, Sarcoxie, Mo., and Lavonne "Bonnie" Jacobsen and husband Walt, Lincoln, Neb.; one brother, Richard Harold Hodge, Olathe, Kan.; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Nadine is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one infant son, William Wayne Ward (May 15, 1942); four brothers, Edward William Hodge, Johnny L. Hodge, Jessie Edward Hodge Jr. and Virgil Franklin Hodge; and six sisters, Peggy Leora Hodge, Opal Blanche Taylor, Pearl Grace Helton, Fayenell Pauline Forrest, Viola Maxine Dunker and Fanny Lucille Hodge.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Ulmer Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in Park Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

The Joplin Globe
Tuesday, August 10, 2010


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Name Birth Death Age Last Address of Record Last Benefit Issued By
WARD, WILLIAM 11 May 1919 - Jul 1984 65 64836 (Carthage, Jasper, MO) (none specified) Missouri


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  • Maintained by: Elizabeth Clark
  • Originally Created by: Orlena
  • Added: 10 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56900399
  • Elizabeth Clark
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Alfred “Bill” Ward (11 May 1919–16 Jul 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56900399, citing Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Clark (contributor 47381716) .