RISCO - Irene Ward, 82, died Feb. 24, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born July 13, 1925, at Dyersburg, Tenn., to the late Joseph Boyd and Lillie Mae Moffett Lancaster, she was a homemaker. She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church and a member of the Rural Independence Club in Risco.
On Dec. 21, 1943, at Parma, she married A.B. Ward, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Gary Lee and Linda Ward of Bolivar; one daughter and son-in-law, Kaye and Larry Richardson of North Little Rock, Ark.; three brothers, James Lancaster and Gene Lancaster of Risco and Frank Lancaster of Houston; one sister, Martha Gatlin of Paragould, Ark.; and two grandsons
She was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Lancaster.
Visitation is at 6 p.m. today at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Revs. Lewis Scott and Gene Lancaster will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.