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Barbara L. Ward

Barbara L. Ward, 73, of Moberly, Missouri, passed away on February 23, 2021, at University of Missouri Hospital. Barbara was born October 12, 1947, to George and Thelma (Neal) Noel in Columbia, Missouri. She was united in marriage with Jr. Ward in 1966, later divorced but remained close. She was a member of the Christian Church in Huntsville, and also attended the Huntsville United Methodist Church. Barbara was a very creative person and had many talents. She loved to draw, decorate, and play pool. She was a dancer and loved to sing and do karaoke. She was a writer and most importantly a dedicated mother and grandmother. She was adored by all her children's friend and was a mom to everyone. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Jean Schulze and Beth Noel; brother, Georgie Noel; and father-in-law, Mont Ward. Survivors include her daughters: Missy (Steven) Beyers of Winona, Minnesota, Mindy Brady of Columbia, Missouri, Becky (Kofi) Ward-Afeto of Moberly, Missouri, and Regan (Tad) Thomas of Louisville, Kentucky; brothers: Pete Noel of Moberly, Missouri, and David Noel of Columbia, Missouri; sisters: Joanne (Bob) Braddish of O'Fallon, Missouri, and Polly (Mike) Linneman of Branson, Missouri; former husband, Jr. Ward; grandchildren: Logan, Jonah, Mariah, Delaney, Daly, Isaiah, Charlotte, Dillon, Sam, Lucy, and Grace; great-grandchildren: Kayden and Leland. Cremation has been accorded by Million Taylor Funeral Homes of Moberly, Missouri. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at The Lodge at Rothwell Park, Moberly, Missouri. A gathering time will start at 1:00 and will commence after services until 4:00 p.m. In Lieu of customary remembrances, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association or Westran Scholarship Fund. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Barbara L. Ward please visit our Sympathy Store.

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Thanks so much Deb :purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart:

Melissa Beyers Mar 6 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Missy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. You are in my thoughts. Our bible study group has been praying for you as well. Sending hugs, Deb Birdsall

Debra Birdsall Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM

May you find comfort in the Lord's words of hope and nearness in your grief.

Wes Woodward Mar 1 2021 12:00 AM

So very sorry!

SallyBublitz Mar 1 2021 12:00 AM

Thanks Margi, she was a super fun & loving momma. I'm gonna miss her terribly.

Melissa Beyers Feb 28 2021 12:00 AM

Barbara was a good friend and fun to be around. Most of all, I remember her for the lovely daughters she raised.

Marjory Hooks Feb 27 2021 12:00 AM

Barb was always funny and could always bring a smile to you. She was a great person and I really enjoyed our friendship during our High School years. We had a lot of great times. I would see her once and a while when I came back to visit my family. We saw each other a few times in Columbia when her mother and my mother were at the hospital at the same time. She was one sweet lady and I will never forget her. RIP my friend. Prayers for her family.

Joan Stuck Wyatt Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

Thanks Joan!! :purple_heart: ~Missy

Melissa Beyers Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

Thanks Joan! :purple_heart:

Melissa Beyers Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

So many good memories of Barb. Playing pool with her and she always gave me tips for a better shot. Also talking with her after thirty years and exchanging Christmas cards and memories of our children. Prayers and condolences to the family.

Ruth Beck Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

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