Debbie L. Ward
April 23, 1961 - September 1, 2016
Debbie L. Ward, age 55 of Hallsville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
Born April 23, 1961 at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California, the daughter of TSGT Thomas L. and Carol (Dawkins) Ward.
Survivors include her mother, Carol Ward of Hallsville, Missouri; grandmother, Martha Bragg of Loch Haven in Macon, Missouri; one daughter, Jessica Ward-Matthews and husband John of Bunker, Missouri; one son, Thomas J. Ward of Hallsville, Missouri; two sisters, Cherie Richmond and husband, Clay of Hallsville, Missouri, and Mary Beth Ward and wife, Angie of Harrisburg, Missouri; one brother, Raymond Ward and wife Carol of High Point, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Andrew, Megan, Emily, and Hunter; and many nieces and nephews.
Her father, TSGT Thomas L. Ward and grandparents, Harry and Susie Ward, Raymond Dawkins, and Otis Bragg all preceded her in death.
After her father’s retirement from the Air Force, Debbie grew up in La Plata, Missouri where she was a 1979 graduate of La Plata High School. She became an LPN and worked in nursing a good deal of her life. Debbie recently moved to Hallsville where she resided with her son.
A memorial service will be 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the First Christian Church of La Plata, Missouri. Officiating will be Pastor Scott McNay.
Memorials in memory of Debbie L. Ward may be made to Spirit Compassion Ministries. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.