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Evelyn L. Ward

Evelyn L. Ward passed to her heavenly home Thursday, July 14, 2022.  She was born in Independence, Kansas to Ernest and Ammie (Bear) Towell.  Evelyn graduated from Wayside High School in 1946.  She completed her education at Independence Community College graduating in 1948. 


Evelyn began employment with Joe Acre public accounting office in the Professional Building in Independence. 


On May 17, 1958, she was united in marriage to Jack Ward in Hominy, Oklahoma.  With the birth of their first child, Evelyn became a full-time homemaker and caregiver. 


She was a lifelong member of the Bolten Friends Church. 


Survivors include her children, Van (Sharon) Ward of Caney, Kansas, Ruth (Layne) White of Nickerson, Kansas, and Reva (Del) Shepard of Caney, Kansas, grandchildren, Justin (Danielle) Ward, Lex Ward, Callie (Clayton)Williams, Sarah (Ryan) Nuest, Joel (Maggie) White, Corbin Shepard, Caitlin (Andrew) Termini, Cristin (Christian) Tavernaro, one great granddaughter, Nova Ward and a sister-in-law, Tillie Hines.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Ammie Towell and by her loving husband, Jack Ward. 


Memorial Services will be held by the family on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 2:00pm at the Bolton Friends Church in Bolton, Kansas.  Pastor Grady Miller will officiate. 


A private family burial will take place on Friday, July 22, 2022, at the Harrisonville Cemetery.


Visitation open to family and friends will be available on Friday, July 22, 2022, at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. 


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David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements. 

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