Jack Wesley Ward Sr.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Jack Wesley Ward Sr., 63, of Milo, Mo., passed from this life Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, in Nevada. He was born Aug. 28, 1951, in Charles City, Iowa, the son of Vilas Ray and Gloria Jane (Cummings) Ward. On Oct. 29, 1980, he was united in marriage to Shelly Renee Ort in Tucumcari, N.M., and she survives of the home.

Jack was raised in the Charles City area where he attended school graduating with the Charles City High School Class of 1969. Shortly thereafter he entered the United States Marine Corps to serve our country. Upon completion of military duty he relocated to New Mexico where he ran his own carpentry business. He did move once again back to Iowa for a short time, then he, Shelly, and the family decided to make Missouri their home in 1985, and have lived in this area since that time. Throughout his working life Jack always ran his own carpentry business. During his spare time he loved to trout fish and hunt.

Aside from his wife, Shelly, of the home, Jack is survived by his children, Jacqueline Ward, of Tulsa, Okla., Mary Forry, of New Hampton, Iowa, Jack Ward Jr. and Amy, of Nashua, Iowa, Angel Bossaller and Joshua, of Nixa, Rebecca Blevins and Wylie, of Stockton, and Stephanie Peery and Brandon Stone, of Nevada; his stepfather, Joe Sloniker; grandchildren, Courtney Boggess, Austin Boggess, Katelyn Hinders, Christinana Ward, Tyler Ward, Ashley Forry, Gracie Forry, Chelsey Forry, Kadance Bossaller, Karmyn Bossaller, Isac Jackson, Braxton Jackson, Layne Blevins, Levi Blevins, Victoria Peery, John Peery III, and Tommy Peery; brothers, Jim Ward, Mike Ward, and Steve Sloniker; sister, Debbie Nosbisch; brothers-in-law, Shawn Junker and Don Nosbisch; sisters-in-law, Sue Ward and Denise Sloniker; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Jack was preceded in death by both parents and his brother, Bill.

Funeral services for Jack Wesley Ward Sr. will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with the Rev. Roger Beach officiating. Interment will follow in the Marvin Chapel Cemetery, near Milo. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at Ferry Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made in Mr. Ward's name to a fund for the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home.