Mary M. Ward, 80, of Springfield, died Monday, May 30, 2011 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born on January 8, 1931 in Jacksonville, IL to Elbert and Nellie McFarland Twyford. She married Thomas J. Ward, Sr. on January 18, 1958 and he preceded her in death on January 9, 2001. Also preceding her in death were two brothers; Joseph and John Elbert Twyford and one sister; Margaret O’Dell Twyford. She was a resident of Springfield since the early 1950’s and was formerly of Jacksonville.
Surviving are one daughter; Tracy Lynn Ward of St. Louis, MO, step-daughter; Karen Sue Jernigan of South Carolina, two step sons; Thomas (Linda) Ward, Jr. of Springfield and James Dale (Coleen) Ward of Pensacola, FL, several step-grandchildren and step-great- grandchildren.
She was a member of Calvary Temple.
Visitation: 9:00 – 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
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