Omeda LaRay Ward

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Omeda Ward, 86, of Rector, Ark., passed away January 31, 2017, at the Rector Nursing and Rehab. She was born January 9, 1931, to the late Ora and Mirdie (Rodden) Pruett.

Omeda started school in her 30s to become a LPN, and enjoyed being able to care for her patients. She loved being with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Doyne Ward.

She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Roby and Linda Ward of Rector and Marty and Kim Ward of Little Rock; her grandchildren, Tamira and Tim Irby, Shannon and Tim Barnum, Cody and Taylor Ward and Tyler Ward; her great-grandchildren, Nathan and Bertha Seay, Dane and Hannah Barnum, Brendan Irby and Macey Barnum along with her great-great grandchildren, Aiden, Luke and Alice Seay.

Visitation will be held beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the Irby Chapel. Interment will be in the Woodland Heights Cemetery, Rector.

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