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Joan Ward

Joan C. Ward

Friday, January 2nd, 1931 - Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
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Joan C. Ward, age 90, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021, at St. Joseph Bluffs with family by her side.

Joan was born on January 2, 1931 in Shelbina, Mo., the daughter of Bryan and Eula Ray (Dickson) Crawford. Growing up in Shelbina, Joan was a 1949 graduate of Shelbina High School.

A resident of Jefferson City since 1954, Joan possessed a strong work ethic during her 30 year professional career. She was employed as the executive secretary to the director of the Division of Industrial Inspection, State of Missouri for numerous years. She later worked for 20 years in the Loan Processing Department at Mutual Savings and Loan until her retirement in January 1993.

Joan was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Jefferson City. She enjoyed her involvement in the senior choir and Sunday school. Joan was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Victoria Chapter #14.

During her free time, she cherished time raising her boys and supporting them growing up. Joan rarely missed youth baseball games or being a part of their activities. She even served a term as Den Mother during their time in cub scouts. She also enjoyed both indoor and outdoor flower gardening, crossword puzzles, crocheting and cross stitch.

Joan will be remembered for her caring heart, fierce independence and being an amazing role model for her two sons. She instilled a belief in her sons the importance of family and staying together.

Survivors include: two sons, Gerald (Jerry) Ward (wife Lisa) of Eagan, Minnesota and Kevin Ward (wife Cynthia) of Jefferson City, Mo.; and a brother, Charles Crawford (wife Phyllis) of Columbia, Mo.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents.

Private graveside services and interment was held at Shelbina Cemetery in Shelbina, Mo. Friends and family can watch a recording of her graveside service by going to the "photos and videos" tab of this memorial page and scrolling down to the "webcasting" link.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church at 301 East Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101 or to the Heisinger Bluffs Benevolent Fund at 1002 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Mo. 65109.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeman Mortuary.
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Dan Taylor

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Growing up on Pamela and remembering your Mother as a nice, hard working lady I'm so sorry for your loss.
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