Bernadine E. WARD

March 31, 1912 ~ April 10, 2006

Mrs. Bernadine E. Ward passed away Monday afternoon, April 10, 2006, at Farmington Presbyterian Manor at the age of 94 years & 9 days. Bernadine was born on March 31, 1912, in Clay Center, Kansas, & was the daughter of William & Alice 'Walker' Mitchell. Also preceding-in-death were: her husband, Dr. Frank A. Ward, (February 15, 1998). 1 Brother: Wilbur Mitchell & 2 Sisters: Flossie Tidquist & Juanita Warrenton.

Bernadine married Frank A. Ward on November 24, 1934. The family made their home in Abilene, KS, until 1978. Dr. & Mrs. Frank Ward moved to Camdenton, MO., where Dr. Ward continued his Chiropractic Practice until retiring in 1989. The Wards moved to Farmington, MO., in 1998. Bernadine was very active & a past Worthy-Matron of the Eastern Star in both Abilene & Camdenton for many years. She was a member of the Linn Creek, Mo., United Methodist Church.

Survivors Include: 2 Sons: Dr. Gary F. (& Dr. Lois) Ward, of Farmington; George Ward, of Farmington; 1 Sister: Dorothy Foster, of Baldwin City, KS; 4 Grandchildren: Charlene (& Dr. Jeff) Kratky, of Eureka, MO; Julie Ann (& Dr. Wade) Kubat, of Philadelphia, PA; Gerry Ward, of Farmington & Greg Ward, of Farmington. 3 Great-Grandchildren: Aston & Alexandra Kratky, of Eureka, MO. & Keaton Kubat, of Philadelphia, PA

Visitation: Saturday, April 22nd, starting at 12 Noon

Funeral: Saturday, April 22nd, 1:00 p.m.

at: TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Pastor James King officiating.

Interment: Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials: St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund.

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  1. I'm sorry for your loss I took care of Bea at Presbyterian Manor it was a great joy to know her. She will be greatly missed

  2. I don't know whether you remember me or not but I was from Clay Center, KS and my Dad was Dr. Felix Vincent a Chiropractor who was a very good friend or your Mom and Dad's back until 1977 when Dad passed away. Your parents were there to help me through it and were great people. I remember you boys well and grew up with George I believe he was a little older than me at the time, but we did do something together when you were in Clay Center or at conventions. My deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family and your parents were great people and I will always treasure the memories I have of you all and the times our families were together. God Bless You All, Vicki Vincent James

  3. Dr.Ward, sorry for the loss of your mother. I know you were close to her. This comes at such a hard time after just losing your beloved dog. May God give you comfort at this time. Always remember that God never gives us more than we can handle.

  4. Sorry to read about the passing of your mother Bernadine Ward. We members of the Linn Creek United Methodist Church send our condolences. We have a memorial plaque in our Church with Dr. Frank Ward's name on it. We will make an additional plaque for your mother and place it on the memorial plaque with his. God Bless your family Shirley Childers, Secretary Linn Creek United Methodist Church

  5. I am very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful lady and I know she will be missed by all.

  6. Bob and I were so sorry to learn of the death of your mother and Bob's "Aunt Bernadine". I remember her from some of our earlier gatherings for Thanksgiving. She was always happy and fun to visit with. She welcomed me into the Ward clan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bob and I talked to Maxine about Bernadine's passing. She seemed quite sad but we are never really sure if she completely understands. She still has moments when she doesn't understand that Loran is gone. We are sorry we could not come for the funeral. God Bless you and your family.

  7. Drs. Gary & Lois, My thoughts & prayers are with you as you mourn the death of your mother. I am sure she will be missed. God bless you. Becky

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