Barbara J. Ward

Born: Tue., Aug. 13, 1940
Died: Thu., Sep. 26, 2019

Funeral Service


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 30, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

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Barbara J. Ward, 79, of Hull, IL passed away September 26, 2019 at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry. She was born August 13, 1940 in Winchester, IL to Marjorie Rider and was raised by Skylar and Flossy Early. She married Walter Ward on October 18, 1959 and he survives.

Barbara was a homemaker who enjoyed feeding birds and caring for her yard and flowers. She raised her kids without ever having a drivers license and never drove a car. She kept a journal and wrote in it daily.  She had pen pals that she enjoyed keeping in touch with thru the years. Barbara liked social media and Facebook and seeing all the pictures of the generations of children of her family and friends she knew. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and an avid Cubs fan.

She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years and nine children; Debi (Ernie) Webb of KS, Kathy (Chris) Catalanotto of Amite, LA, Walter Ward, Jr, Lisa Meeker of Monroe City, MO, Dan (Lisa) Ward of Hannibal, MO, Laura (Douglas) Parrack of Barry, IL, Patrick (Tina) Ward of Hull, IL, Russ (Amanda) Ward also of Hull and Susan Ward of Pittsfield, IL. Twenty grandchildren; Chris (Linda) Catalanotto of Houston, TX, Aimee Catalanotto of Marrero, LA, Matthew (Brianna) Young of Tacoma, WA, Ernie Webb, Jr of Tampa, FL, Brandi Dean of Derby, KS, Christina (Rory) Baca of Colorado Springs, CO, Ronnie (Shelby) Embree of Milton, IL, Alan (Ellen) Ward of NM, Jonathan (Casey) Parrack of Barry, IL, Dana Borden (Benjamin) of Columbia, MO, Stephen Parrack of Barry, IL, J.D. (Ashley) Borden of Hannibal, MO, Josh (Samantha) Borden of New Canton, IL, Austin Ward of Quincy, IL, Cody (Yvonne) Steininger of El Paso, TX, Hannah (Jacob) Ward of Quincy, IL, Sadie Ward of Hull, IL, Jessie Ward of Detroit, IL, Aliya Ward of Quincy, IL and Xavier Ward of Pittsfield, IL along with 22 great grandchildren of which three were born this September.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeff Ward.

No formal services will be held. A visitation will be held from 4 โ€“ 7 P.M., Monday, September 30, 2019 at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Memorials are suggested to the family. On line condolences may be sent to Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the following organization:

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Scott Furniss
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019
Danny, Laura, Lisa, & Tina,

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family during this time.

Brenda malone
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019
So very sorry to hear of your our thoughts and prayers

Skip and Diane Turner
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019
Uncle Walt and kids
Sorry for your loss. Aunt Barb was loved. We are going to miss her greatly.

   Posted Fri September 27, 2019
Iโ€™m so sorry for your loss. Even though I havenโ€™t seen her for many years, I will always remember what a beautiful person she was.

Shirley ward
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019


Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, and comfort in the midst of pain.

Mary Ragan
   Posted Sat September 28, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss! May God comfort you and give you strength to get through this heartbreaking time.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Pat Ruble
   Posted Sat September 28, 2019
I am so sorry.

Matt Chaplin
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
So sorry for your loss

Larry & Pat Veile
   Posted Tue October 01, 2019
Russ sympathies to you and the rest of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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