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Wayne Ward

Rodney Wayne Ward was born December 28, 1959 in Mount Ayr, Iowa to Robert Lawrence and Deloris Marie (Abell) Ward. Wayne graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1978.

Wayne was united in marriage to Charlotte Lott on July 18, 1981 in Mt. Ayr. To this union three daughters were born, Natasha, Stacia and Heather. They later divorced. Wayne was a very loving father. He cared for his three girls and loved sharing the milestones in their lives.

He operated a delivery truck for Coca-Cola and later for Anderson Erickson. He was a very dedicated employee and had a great love for his job & everyone he came in contact with whether it was a customer or people he would see at each stop. And once the work day was through it was time to make his rounds to visit friends & family.

Wayne loved sports whether he was participating, going to a game or watching a NFL football game on tv. He loved Lifetime movies and Bonanza. Wayne was a member of the Mount Ayr Golf and Country Club. He shared his love of golf with his daughters and grandkids and was always up for a round on the course. Wayne also was a dedicated Kansas City Chiefs fan, win or lose! Of all the things that Wayne enjoiyed, the time spent with his kids, grandchildren, and close friends was most important to him.

In December of 2010 Wayne shared his life and love with Erika Shields-Wilmes and her son, Collier.

Wayne passed away February 19, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Left to cherish his memory is his significant other, Erika Shields-Wilmes; three daughters, Natasha (Mike) Hensley of Kearney, MO, Stacia Ward (Robert Martin) of Benton and Heather Ward of Smithville, MO; step-son, Collier Wilmes of Mount Ayr; sister, Renea Clymer of Mount Ayr; four brothers, Rob (Deb) Ward of Minneapolis, MN, Randy (Arlene) Ward of Maryville, MO, Mack (Jeanine) Greene of Mount Ayr and Marty (Mindy) Lesan of Kellerton; six grandchildren, Jaden and Jacee Hensley, Bryson, Bralyn and Bryant Martin, Brea Williams. As well as a host of family & friends who loved him.

A memorial fund has been established to the Mt. Ayr Golf & Country Club.

  • Open Visitation

    February 22, 2015
    12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    February 22, 2015
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    February 23, 2015
    10:30 AM

    United Baptist Presbyterian Church

    Hwy 2 & 169
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Monday February 23 2015

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Hwy 2 & 169
    Mount Ayr, IA


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Guestbook

I''m so sorry to hear of Wayne''s passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts.

Posted by Jennifer Staton - Grant City, MO - Friend of Stacia   February 20, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Always brought a smile and corny joke to brighten the day.. I enjoyed seeing the AE truck pull in..I knew there would be laughter and some teasing to be had! Rest in Peace Wayne. My sympathy to the family. It is so very hard to let go.

Posted by Shannon Onstank (Lee) - MOUNT AYR, IA - Friend   February 20, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To young to leave us. Sorry to hear.

Posted by Cory Kuonen - Creston, IA - friend   February 20, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

As you take your journey Home, prayers for you and your family will be lifted up. So many memories....so much laughter!

Posted by Lisa Calhoun Cooney - INDIANOLA, IA   February 20, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Wayne you are one of a kind. you will be missed and remembered by manyuntil we all meet again hotrod.

Posted by scott hensley    February 20, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

All my thought and prayers for his family in their time of grief, may God see you through these dark days ahead.

Posted by Lori Clayton - Creston, IA - acquaintance   February 20, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My prayers go out to the Ward family during this very difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Posted by Sabra Marx - Olathe, KS - Friend/Co-worker of Tasha   February 20, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To all his family and friends I send my deepest condolences he was a wonderful man that loves his family more then life it''s self may he rest in piece and be your angel from up above

Posted by Tosha Morse-Shelley - creston, IA - friend of family   February 20, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Love and prayers to the family. May God give you peace & comfort, and heal your hearts.

Posted by wanda butler ellis - garden city, SC - high school classmate   February 20, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, Wayne was always the life of the party. I remember him coming to our house after a softball game, we had several friends over and we had a cook-out and all had a great day. Symanthy to all of his framily and friends, he will be missed.i

Posted by Sherry Abell Shawler - Creston, IA - Aunt   February 20, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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