Bobbie L. Ward

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Bobbie L. Ward, 79, of Cassville, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She was born on March 1, 1934, daughter of Raymond and Willie (Joyner) Patterson, in Post, Texas. After high school, she graduated from nursing school, beginning her 44-year nursing career. She worked in numerous hospitals including working as a civilian nurse in the Marshall Islands and Guam. In October of 1954, she was united in marriage to Edwin "Pack" Wright, who preceded her in death. In 1984, she and her second husband, Charles Ward, who also preceded her in death, moved to Cassville to retire.

Survivors include: three daughters, Sally Geller, of Cedar Creek, Texas, Johnnye Wright, of Purcell, and Marilyn Gates, of Kyle, Texas; one sister, Adela Jarnagan; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Quincie Gregston; one son, Rusty; one brother, Billy Patterson; and two sisters, Betty Jarnagan and Patricia McCutchen.

Memorial services were held Aug. 2 at the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville, with Gene Lathrop officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cox Home Health Care and entrusted to the White Funeral Home, P.O. Box 890, Cassville, MO 65625.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.