Raymond (Ray) Curtis Ward, 66, of Rutledge Missouri passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at his home south of Rutledge. The son of Lawrence and Bonnie (Tinkle) Ward,he was born July 22, 1952 in Bloomfield, Iowa. He attended school in Memphis and graduated with the class of 1970. He was married to Kathy Shipley and to that union 2 daughters were born: Heather and Kristi. On November 28,1992 he married Connie Ward in Memphis, MO. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, family reunions, and white elephant auctions. He had a love of gardening and feeding the birds. He enjoyed being with his daughters and grandchildren, and his best fur baby, Tippy. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Ward, daughter, Heather Ward, granddaughter, Tierra Stansberry, father-in-law, Lloyd Ward, and a brother David Ward. He is survived by his wife, Connie Ward, of Rutledge, MO, a daughter, Kristi (Jamie) DeWees, of Ottumwa, IA, his mother, Bonnie Ward, of Memphis, MO, and five granddaughters, Natasha (Devin) Eddleman, Tayler (Brad) Stines, Kailee Dale Davis, Josalyn Stansberry, and Ellee DeWees, and one grandson Landon Raymond-Curtis Parker, 4 great-grandaughters, and one great-grandson, Four brothers Jim (Laurie) Ward, Chuck Ward, Randy (Debbie) Ward, of Memphis, MO, Raun (Pam) Ward of Evanston, WY and a sister-in-law Kathi Ward of Hughson, CA, One Aunt: Rosy (Virgil) Roorda of Barnes City, IA; mother in-law Marjorie Ward, of Rutledge, MO, and one brother-in-law: Bob (Merry) Ward of Edina, MO; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Rutledge Fire Dept. or the Rutledge Community Center (Kitchen Fund).
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