Barbara Jean Ward, 86, of Wabash, died at 5:03 am, Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Wabash. She was born Jan. 17, 1933, in Wabash, to Eloise (Parrett) Brewer, and was raised by her mother and step-father, Floyd Brewer.
She married Robert L. Ward in Marion, on March 20, 1949; he died Dec. 29, 1982. She was a homemaker. Barb enjoyed playing cards at the Winchester Senior Center, working crafts, baking, collecting dishes and antiquing.
She is survived by two children, Rick (Susan) Ward of Greenback, Tenn.; and Cindy (Mark) Bass of Lafayette; four grandchildren: Jared Bass of Lafayette; Kimberly (Aaron) Komon of The Colony, Texas; Alissa (Cash) Smith of Earlville, Ill.; and Benjamin Ward of Greenback; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Patricia (Paul) Ross Lewis of Wabash, and JoAnna (Larry) Blaschke of Plainfield. She was also preceded in death by her mother and step-father.
Services will be private to the family. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service.