Ruby Lee (Gardner) Ward

July 21, 1930 ~ August 24, 2022 (age 92)
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Ruby Ward, a 92 year old lifetime resident of Trenton, passed away at 9:50 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at her granddaughter’s house in Trenton, where she was under hospice care.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Slater Neal Funeral Home in Trenton.  Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens of Trenton.  A visitation is scheduled from 6 until 7 Friday evening at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.

Ruby Lee Ward was born July 21, 1930 in Trenton, MO to Albert and Vida (Stephens) Gardner.   She graduated from Trenton High School.  On August 11, 1956 she was united in marriage to Lowell Dean Ward in Trenton.  He preceded her in death on April 15, 2009.  From 1967 until 2003 Ruby owned and operated The Wheel in Trenton.  She loved spending time with her family and had a passion for playing Bingo and gambling.

Surviving relatives include her daughter Valarie Haug and her husband Ed of Trenton, son Curtis Ward and wife Lisa of Trenton, a brother Bill Gardner of Trenton, a sister Mary Chrisman of Trenton, eleven grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, eight siblings, a son John Eric Ward, a daughter Dixie Cooper, and three grandsons.

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August 26, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Slater-Neal Funeral Home
813 Custer Street
Trenton, MO 64683

Funeral Service
August 27, 2022

2:00 PM
Slater-Neal Funeral Home
813 Custer Street
Trenton, MO 64683

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