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Virginia Ward

March 28, 1923 ~ March 22, 2013

Virginia Mae Humble Ward was born March 28, 1923 in Blackwell, Oklahoma to Jerry Russell Humble and Olga Amanda Johnson Humble.

Virginia graduated from Braman Oklahoma High School in 1940.

She married Robert Lee Ward on April 6, 1941 in Caldwell, Kansas in the home of Reverend Jess Sankey.

Two sons, Johnny Lee and Steven Robert Ward and two daughters, Joyce Ann and Jean Ellen Ward were born to this union.

They lived on a farm on the state line south of Drury, Kansas for 48 years before moving into Caldwell in April, 1989 to 402 South Osage. Then as her health began to fail, she moved to the Goodrick Home in Caldwell, Kansas in September, 2010 and later entered the Anthony Community Care Center in Anthony, Kansas. There Virginia soon became involved in many activities such as bingo, dominoes and day trips. Her last adventure was to the Shrine Circus in Wichita, Kansas in February of this year where she enjoyed a ride on an Elephant at the age of almost 90.

Virginia and Robert celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on April 6, 1991.

Virginia was a member of the Drury Star EHU for 59 years where she held all offices in the club and was president six times. She worked at the Sumner County Fair for 20 years, five of those as Superintendent of the Baking and Canning Department. She bowled for several years on the Kloefkorn, Shoffner and Stock Exchange Bank Teams. She accomplished her goal of bowling a 200 plus game.

Virginia enjoyed square dancing with her life partner, Robert. They were very involved in the Square Dance Club for 27 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers John Wesley Humble and Roger Merle Humble, a son Johnny Lee Ward and a grandson Jeffrey Mathew Fears and her beloved husband, Robert Lee in January, 1998.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Ann Fears and son-in-law, Josh Fears of Muldrow, Oklahoma and grandson, Jason Lee Fears of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Daughter, Jean Ellen Ward of Caldwell, Kansas. Son, Steven Robert Ward and wife Brenda and two granddaughters, Dawn Stevenson and husband, Trent Stevenson; and Ashley Ward of Mission, Ks. and four great grandchildren; Kyler and Kassidy Bruey and Payten and Addyson Stevenson all of Caldwell, Kansas.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Central Christian Church in Caldwell.

Memorials may be given in Virginia's name to the Caldwell Alumni Association, Alzheimer's Association or to the American Heart Association.

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Family and Friends - 03/23/2013

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.


Laverne Chapman

Family and Friends - 03/23/2013

So sorry to hear of the lost of your mother. You all are in my prayers.


Theresa Davis and Randy Barb

Family and Friends - 03/24/2013

Jeannie and Family,

So very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother, our thoughts and prayers are with you today and every day.


Priscilla Mattinly Rinehart

Family and Friends - 03/24/2013

Joyce and Jean, so sorry to read of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. What a memory. to think of her riding the elephant.


Yvonne Mattingly

Family and Friends - 03/25/2013

Jean - Losing your mother is one of the hardest things to happen to you but cherish all your wonderful memories of her and your time together. My deepest sympathy for your loss.


Doris DeBuhr

Family and Friends - 03/25/2013

I know how hard it is to lose your Mom and what a void her death leaves in our family. The first thing I thought was what joy she felt when she finally got to go Home - Johnny, little Jeffrey and Uncle Robert waiting for her.

Although , I will not be able to be there tomorrow my thoughts and prayers will be with you .

I Love you guys !


Doris Fair

Family and Friends - 03/26/2013

To all the family;

We couldn't have had any one that would have equaled this family as neighbors. Robert and Virgina helped us in so many ways. Steve and Brenda were there when Bud wasn't able to do the farming any more. Virgina will be missed. Thinking of you all. Doris


Roberta Clark

Family and Friends - 04/11/2013

My prayers and sympathy go to your family. I didn't know that Virginia had passed until last week. She was such a loving person and I will truly miss her. But ,I know that she is dancing with her sweet heart up in Heaven. I know she missed him very much. I will never forget her stories that she would tell me when I took care of Robert. God Has 2 very special people in Heaven ...Love You Both.....And God Bless this family. You are all very special people. with love and prayers to you all.



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