MOREHOUSE -- Evelyn Louise Ward, 71, died at 3:25 a.m. Sept. 14, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Born Oct. 14, 1934, at Bernie, daughter of the late Clarence Hubert and Nettie Lee Beggs Young, she had worked for 23 years at the International Shoe Factory and later at Drury Inn in Sikeston.
On Aug. 31, 1962, in Morehouse, she married Troy L. Ward who preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1986.
Two sisters also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons, Louie Ward of Cape Girardeau and Tracy Ward of Sikeston; one daughter, Rita Curtis of Sikeston; two brothers, James Young of Houston and Elmer Young of San Antonio; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Kelley Grubbs, pastor of the Murray Lane Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery at Dexter.
Pallbearers will be: David Curtis, Louie Ward, Roy Lee Surface, Moe Huey, Elvin Baker and Butch Moser.