Bertha Ward

March 20, 1914 – Nov. 12, 2005

Bertha E. Ward, 91, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 12, 2005. She was born in Mineola, Ark. to James and Laura Bell (Ray) Ward.

She married Tom Louie Ward in Idabelle, Okla. on Aug. 10, 1936.

Mrs. Ward worked in the potato fields in Doris, Calif. She also taught the 2- and 3-year-old Sunday School at First Baptist Church for many years. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She liked gardening, camping, fishing, and church activities.

She is survived by her grandchildren Patty Medlock, Mary Albert, Dan Sossamon, Elsie Smith, Louie Kennedy, Beverly Young and Luveta Heartt, 12 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her husband Tom and two daughters, Betty Holley (1993) and Ida Kennedy (2003), and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral service were held Nov. 16. at First Baptist Church in Sweet Home. Memorial Contributions can be made to the First Baptist Worship Account or Memorial Fund.

Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.