EAST PRAIRIE - Margaret Ward, 88, died at 5:25 a.m. Aug. 6, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center.
Born Jan. 31, 1917, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Frank and Eddie Colston Loomis, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie.
On Oct. 1, 1938, she married Charles E. Ward who preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1983.
Also one grandson; two brothers, Robert Loomis and Willie Loomis; and two sisters, Cynthia LaPlant and Amelia Burns, preceded her in death.
Survivors include: four daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Mutt Williams, Pat and Carlin Hutcheson, Sandra and Ronald Carter and Angie and Robert Stinnett of East Prairie; one brother, Thomas Loomas of East Prairie; one sister, Mae Kersey of East Prairie; and eight grandchildren, 10 great-
grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Ernest Brown will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery.