Patsy Ward, 79 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 3:09 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. She was born on July 3, 1938 in Taylorville, Ill. the daughter of Lawrence Davis and Frances Fesser. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville and she worked as an RN at Taylorville Memorial Hospital and Taylorville Home Health Services.
Surviving are her sons: Rick Ward of St. Paul, Minn.; Jay (Rhonda) Ward of Hillsboro, Ill.; daughter: Kami (Bryan) Payne of Taylorville, Ill.; grandchildren: Megan (Wes) Diefendorf of Macon, Ill.; Arika Ward of St. Louis, Mo.; Keegan Ward of Taylorville, Ill.; Shane Lucas of Taylorville, Ill.; Tristan Payne of Charleston, Ill.; Tyler (Katie) Payne of Sherman, Ill.; great-grandchildren: Anna Ward of Macon, Ill.; Addison Czerwonka of Macon, Ill.; Audrey Diefendorf of Macon, Ill.; Carter Schick of Charleston, Ill.; Ava and Emma Payne of Sherman, Ill.; Lilah Payne of Sherman, Ill.; brother: Lawrence (Velma) Davis Jr. of Jeisyville, Ill.; brother-in-law: Bob Woods of Rockford, Ill.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters: Charlotte Woods and Karen Frazier.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Memorial service starting at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.