Helen B. Ward

Published 10:52 am Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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Helen Boone Ward was born to William and Leah Boone in Dyas on May 2, 1923. She went to be with her Lord on Sept. 2, 2023.


She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Marshall Ward; her son, James “Jim” Ward; her parents, William and Leah Boone; her brothers, Daniel and Rhondal Boone; her nephew, William “Billy” Boone; and her son in law, Richard O’Quin.

She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Ward Bridges (Ted) and Mary Helen Ward O’Quin; her daughter in law, Martha Ward; also by her eight grandchildren, the Rev. Ted Bridges (Somer), Jason Ward, Marshall Ward Bridges, Leah Bridges Taylor (Seth), Shane Bartczah (Adam), Kelly Wicker (Jim), Grant Williams and Wayne Williams (Sherri); and nine great-grandchildren.

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Special thanks to her caregivers, Rebecca Denair, Sandra Iutzi and Barbara Loewen. Also, Jerry Poulson who lovingly cared for her lawn.

Funeral services will be held this Sun., Sept. 10, 2023 at 3 p.m. at Walnut Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Ted Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Bret Ward, Horace Ward, Scott Ward, Heath Ward, Russ Ward and Roy Glenn Ward.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Poulson, Tim Gibbs, Wesley Foster, Harry Ward and Lloyd Driver.

Visitation will be held on Sept. 10, 2023 from 2 p.m. until service time at Walnut Hill Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Walnut Hill Baptist Church.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.