Betty Jean Ward, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Mena Regional Health System. She was born on Thursday, November 25, 1937 to George Silas and Sarah Ella Atchley Weatherby in Mena, Arkansas.
Betty loved her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith. Some of Betty’s hobbies included spending time working on genealogy and crocheting. She worked as an LPN at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab for fifteen years before retiring in 2000. Betty liked to listen to Gospel music and spend time with her beloved dog, Ozzy. She was a member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution. Betty was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd Richard Ward and her brother Johnny Weatherby.
Betty is survived by her five sons, Michael Ward, Gary Ward, Keith Ward, Jason Ward all of Mena and Brian Ward of Loogootee, Indiana; two daughters, Karen Ward of Mena and Ellen Thacker of County Line, Oklahoma; her sister, Edith McAllister of Fayetteville, Arkansas; eighteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchild; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be Monday, November 19, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Interment will follow in the Rocky Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Haney, Jake Ward, Josh Hulliberger, Shane Thacker, Jared Thacker, Sean Ward and Lance Wittwer.