Barbara Jean Ward (90)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: May 5, 1930
Death: September 19, 2020

Barbara Jean Ward, 90, of Grayville, Illinois, died Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She was born May 5, 1930, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of John Charles Bennett and Betty (Dixon) Davis.

Barbara was a faithful member of the Grayville First Christian Church. She loved the Lord and her church fellowship and her family. She did numerous care-giving jobs and enjoyed cooking – especially for the high school students. In her leisure time, she enjoyed reading romance and historical novels, and watching golf and the Olympic Games.

Survivors include son Burl (Carolyn Jo) Ward of West Dundee, Illinois; daughter Beverly (Jake) Nichols of Lubbock, Texas; six grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter Mary Catherine Ward; and brother Benjamin Franklin Davis, Jr.

Graveside service will be 11 am, Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Memorials may be made in Barbara’s name to the Groff Memorial Library in Grayville, and will be accepted by Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.

Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation: No Visitation
Service: Graveside Service - Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois - Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 11 am
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois
Memorials: Groff Memorial Library, c/o Cook Funeral Chapel, 101 Edgewood Lane, Carmi, Illinois 62821

6 thoughts on “Barbara Jean Ward”

  1. Burl, Bev, & family,
    Barbara will certainly be missed. She always (well, almost always) had a smile on her face and loved to talk! Known her my entire life! So lucky to have such a wonderful neighborhood to grow up in where we knew each other so well. Life long friends with Mom. So happy I visited with her a year ago when we were home.
    Much love,
    Mary Beth

  2. What a remarkable woman. She sat with my mother-in-law and loved watching the hummingbirds and the flowers. When my wife came to Meadowood she looked after her to. She walked numerous times around the building every day. She will be missed. It was my great pleasure to have known her.

  3. Dennis and Deanna Judge

    So sorry to hear about her passing. What a fine lady. Deanna thought a lot of her from their time together at the library. So sorry Bev!

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