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Freda V. Ward

May 12, 2014

   Freda V. Ward, 96, of Payson died at 2:25 a.m. Monday (May 12, 2014) in St. Vincent's Home.

   Born April 28, 1918 in Payson, Illinois she was the daughter of Archie and Theodocia Morris Smith. She married Ernest "Jack" Ward on January 10, 1936 in Pittsfield, Illinois. He preceded her in death on March 29, 1989.

   Freda attended Payson United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, playing the guitar and visiting with her neighbors.

   Mrs. Ward was employed at Motorola until it's closing in 1976 and then worked at the Illinois Veterans Home for 5 years until her retirement.

   Survivors include, two grandchildren, Gretchen Anderson-Lyles (John) of  Santa Fe, New Mexico and Benjamin Ward of Payson;three sisters, Martha Foltz of Fowler, Bettie Walker of LaGrange, MO and Mamie Meyers (Glen) of Palmyra, MO and a daughter in law, Mary Ward of Quincy. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons,  Ernest "Bob" Ward and Edward P. "Perry" Ward; one daughter, Judith Anderson; three brothers, Joseph, Herschal and Virgil Smith; three sisters, Norma Miranda, Juanita Vance and Rosemary Dickens.

    Funeral services will be held Friday morning 10:30 a.m. the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson with Pastor Katherine Herring officiating. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

   Visitation will be held Friday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the funeral home in Payson.

   Memorials may be made to the Quincy District Association of the Blind.
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