A memorial service for Wendell Blair Ward, 75, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at AmVets Post 98, 1852 County Road 6070, West Plains, Missouri.
Mr. Ward passed away at 6:00 a.m., Sunday, July 25, 2021, at his home.
He was born October 2, 1945, at Sargent, Nebraska, to Willard H. Ward and Flora E. Foster Ward. On July 16, 1998, he was married at Memphis, Tennessee, to Kadye Shelton. Mr. Ward was a veteran, having served with the United States Marines. He worked for a number of years as an aircraft mechanic; after retiring, he was a security officer and tour guide at Cloud 9 Ranch and was a former officer of The Marine Corps League in West Plains.
He is survived by his wife, Kadye Ward; two children, Lalania Dawn Ward-Strecker and husband, Jim and Sean Anthony Ward and wife, Leslie; one goddaughter, Amy Morgan and husband, Randy; three step-children, Deron Anders and wife, Eleanor, Kristen Anders and husband, Kenny and Allan James and wife, Bethany; two grandchildren, Logan Ward and Savannah Ward; five great-grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; two sisters, Luetta Clark and Lorena O’Day; and a host of nieces and nephews.
His parents, two brothers, Myron and Dean, one step-son, Adam James, and teo step-grandchildren, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marine Corps League Detachment #1184 Greater Ozarks-West Plains and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.