Virginia Martha Ward
Virginia Martha Ward, 79, of Fairview, passed away at her residence on Thursday, February 06, 2020. She was born on October 21, 1940, in Logan, a daughter of the late Elzie E. Ward and Martha M. Vanhoose.
Virginia was a registered nurse in Logan. She loved to camp and watch TV, especially the Weather Channel, Lifetime, and A&E. She was a devout member of the Fairview Church of Christ.
She is survived by her sons: Donald Stemple Jr. and wife Amy, of Pine Bluff, and Samuel and James Ray, both of Logan; brother, Bill Ward; stepdaughter, Helen Moore and husband Jim, of Fairview; stepsons, Doug Stemple and John Stemple, both of Farmington; as well as 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Henry Ray and Donald D. Stemple; daughter, Gloria Dean Ray; brothers, Elzie Ward Jr. and James Henry Ward; half-brother, Frank Sumpter; sisters, Mary Evelyn Ward, Wanda Lou Ward, and Goldie Mae Ward; two twin sisters; two daughters-in-law, Sandy Ray and Marie Ray; stepson, Donald Lewis Stemple; stepdaughter, Patricia Jackson; and step-grandsons, Tony Moore and Mark Stemple.
A graveside service will take place at Clermont Cemetery on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Peter Ray Cole officiating. Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home is honored in being trusted with all arrangements.
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Published on February 10, 2020


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