Thursday, December 31, 2009

Barbara June Caton Ward, 68, of Monett, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett, following a lengthy illness.

She was born on June 4, 1941, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Richard Raymond Caton, Sr. and Viola Schnake Caton. She was a homemaker, sang with the Sweet Adelines and was a member of the Women's Firehouse Auxiliary. She married Edward Ward on Nov. 3, 1977, in Rockville, Md. He preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 2006.

Survivors include: two sons, Charles Fiske II and his wife, Patty, of Littlestown, Penn., and Donald Fiske and his wife, Wendyl, of Stephens City, Va.; two daughters, Tammy Jo Allison and her husband, Jerry, of Parker, Colo., and Carla Taylor and her husband, Dave, of Goldsboro, N.C.; a stepson Bob Ward and his wife, Seda, of Columbia, Md.; two step-daughters, Cathy Young and her husband, Mark, of Falling Waters, W. Va., and Cindy Lu Paulson, of the state of California; two brothers Richard Caton and his wife Donna, of Monett, and Tom Caton and his wife, Debi, of Bentonville, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and one brother, Willis Ray Caton.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Buchanan Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Compassus of Monett.