Keith E. Ward, 74, Rockville, died at his home on April 5, 2004. He was born April 20, 1929, in Greene County, Iowa, to L.C. and Gayle Ridenour Ward.
He served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper during the Korean War. After his discharge, he farmed his parents' farm at Montevideo, Minn., until the fall of 1981, when he moved his beef cattle herd to a ranch near Leslie, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dale and Warren Ward. He is survived by three sisters, Helen Manee, Remer, Minn., Faye Tanhoff, Montevideo, Minn., and Doris E. Miller, Rockville; one brother, Ray E. Ward, Rusellville, Ark.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation services are under the direction of the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, Mo.