Barbara Ward, 86

Barbara Jean Ward, 86, of Wabash, died at 5:03 am, Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Wabash.

She was born Jan. 17, 1933, in Wabash, to Eloise (Parrett) Brewer, and was raised by her mother and step-father, Floyd Brewer.

Barbara married Robert L. Ward in Marion, on March 20, 1949; he died Dec. 29, 1982. She was a homemaker. Barb enjoyed playing cards at the Winchester Senior Center, working crafts, baking, collecting dishes and antiquing.

She is survived by two children, Rick (Susan) Ward of Greenback, Tenn., and Cindy (Mark) Bass of Lafayette; four grandchildren, Jared Bass of Lafayette, Kimberly (Aaron) Komon of The Colony, Texas, Alissa (Cash) Smith of Earlville, Ill., and Benjamin Ward of Greenback; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Patricia (Paul) Ross Lewis of Wabash, and JoAnna (Larry) Blaschke of Plainfield.  She was also preceded in death by her mother and step-father.

Services will be private to the family. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service.

The memorial guest book for Barbara may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Apr 25