Mrs. Roberta D. Ward was born in Elmwood, Nebraska on Wednesday, May 2, 1923 to the late William Lee and Samantha Dyer. She passed away at the home of her daughter, Betty Jo Sanders, in Lumberton, North Carolina on Thursday, November 26, 2015. Mrs. Ward was a former resident of Murray, Kentucky.
Mrs. Ward retired as an assistant dietician at the Murray Calloway County Hospital and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Murray. She was an avid participant of the Murray - Calloway County Senior Citizen's Center in her retirement years.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her husband, James Halton Ward, who died on May 4, 1997; four sisters, Iva Heckenlively, Lois Kahle, Mona Dyer and Fern Malrof; two brothers, Earl Dyer and Ernie Dyer; and one granddaughter, Shelly Sanders.
Mrs. Ward is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jo and Ron Sanders of Lumberton, North Carolina; one son, Robert James "Bob" Ward of Louisville, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Sam Ward, Clare Ward, Judson Sanders and Charles Sanders; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A public visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray, Kentucky. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., also at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home, with Pastor Eric Kelleher officiating. A Committal Service will be held in the Bell Memorial Chapel at Murray Memorial Gardens, also in Murray, with interment following thereafter.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm, JH Churchill Funeral Home
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 11:00am, J H Churchill Funeral Home
Murray Memorial Gardens