Bill  Ward
Bill Ward, age 87, of Joplin, MO, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at his home surrounded by family. Bill was born on January 26, 1932, in Gainesville, TX, to Samuel Ward and Myrtle Wilson Ward.
He was united in marriage to Jean Semisch on June 8, 1952, in Leon, KS.
Bill was a member of the Army. He served his country in Korea. He was a member of the Rotary Club, the Lions Club, and the Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Forest Park Baptist Church. Bill sold advertising for all the local TV stations, retiring from KSN in 1999. He loved to help friends running for political office with their ads. He had lots of hobbies including golfing, flying, and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Jean, of the home; one daughter, Mica Neely of Joplin; and son, Eric Ward and wife, Vickie, of Willard MO; two grandchildren, Brandon and wife, Erin, and Chelsie and husband, Jake; and three great-grandchildren, Emma, Jaylaee, and Ava. One brother, Herb Ward and wife, Vivian, of Wichita, KS; and one sister, Mary Scheerger and husband, Jim, of Wellington, KS. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Ward and mother, Myrtle Wilson Ward; and six brothers and one sister; and one grandchild, Caleb Neely.
Funeral services will be Saturday, November 23, at 11 a.m., at Forest Park Baptist Church. Visitation will be held Saturday, November 23, from 10-11 a.m., at Forest Park Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Crematory.
Published on November 21, 2019


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Karon Galindo
Nov 27, 2019
I had the honor of being Bill's care giver and what a honour it was ,we had so many laughs and his wife Jeanne what a precious lady. Bill you and your family will be forever in my heart, with all my sympathy and love your friend Karon Galindo. RIP
Nov 23, 2019
Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum was purchased for the family of Bill Ward.  Send flowers
Jody Jody Kennedy
Nov 22, 2019
Medium Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Bill Ward by Jody Jody Kennedy.  Send flowers
Jody Phillips
Nov 22, 2019
Blooming Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Bill Ward by Jody Phillips.  Send flowers
David Gandy
Nov 22, 2019
You all don't know me. I worked with Bill at Cope's in the mid-70's. He was a great guy. I'd also see him at church when we were in Joplin.
I know you are grieving your loss. I know it hurts. But one day, you will see him again. Take hope and peace in Knowing that.
May God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow.

David Gandy
Rhonda and mark benz
Nov 21, 2019
So sorry for your loss.

Prayers with you all.
Linda Simmons
Nov 21, 2019
Dear Jean, Mica and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's death. I know I hadn't seen him at church for some time. He was a wonderful man and I know he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love and hugs,