February 26, 1942 - August 10, 2021
Nettie Jane Ward, 79, of Almyra died peacefully at her home Tuesday morning August 10, 2021 Janie was born February 26, 1942, in DeWitt, AR to John and Nettie Keaton. She married Virgle Ward on July 1, 1960. Janie was baptized into the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn in August 1972. She loved living for the Lord the last 49 years, and was happy to share the joy of the Lord with anyone who would listen. Janie was preceded in death by her parent John and Nettie Keaton; her husband of 40 years Virgle Ward; two sisters Yvonne Byers and Christine Ward; one brother C.W. Keaton; three brothers-in-law Carroll and Milton Ward, Jr., and Charlie Byers; and two sisters-in law Bonnie Keaton and Hazel Adams. She is survived by her two daughters Tamara Lane (Shannon) of Oklahoma and Kimberly Ward of Almyra; three grandchildren Chantel Carter (Sam) of Stuttgart, Blake Lane (Abby) of Oklahoma, and Dalton Cox (Samantha) of Gillett. Janie also has four wonderful great grandchildren Alex Carter, Cade and Ruby Lane, and Callie Jane Cox. She is also survived by two brothers John Carl Keaton, Sr., and Tommy Keaton; one sister Linda Gosa (Gary); two sisters-in-law Barbara Johnson (Ronnie) and Tippie Keaton; and a host of nieces and nephews she loved so dearly. Janie lived a full life alongside Virgle, as they traveled the country to be with brethren and friends. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and taking them camping in Heber Springs. She loved traveling Arkansas watching her grandson play basketball. She truly had such a zest for life and enjoyed anytime she got to spend with her grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 11 at the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn with burial following in Thompson Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home.
Nettie Jane Ward, 79, of Almyra died peacefully at her home Tuesday morning August 10, 2021 Janie was born February 26, 1942, in DeWitt, AR to John and Nettie Keaton. She married Virgle Ward on July 1, 1960. Janie was baptized into the... View Obituary & Service Information
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