Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Theresa Owens Ward
January 29, 1935 - January 4, 2018
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Services for Theresa Owens Ward, 82, of Liberty City will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Rader Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mark Hendrick officiating. Burial will follow in Kilgore Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Ward died Thursday, January 4, 2018 at her home.

Tressie Irene (Theresa) was born January 29, 1935 in Dix, Nebraska to Claude and Anna Schuman Taylor. Theresa attended public schools in Wray, Colorado. She moved to Kilgore in the early 1950’s. Mrs. Ward was persuaded by her friend and mentor Alma Thompson to become educated as a nursing home administrator. She later became the administrator for Gregg Home for the Aged. Mrs. Ward was a longtime member of the Kilgore Church of the Nazarene. Theresa was a giving mother who overcame many hard obstacles in life. Her children were her life.

Mrs. Ward is survived by her children, Jackie Owens of Liberty City, Rose Lanicek and her husband, David of Longview, Janie Archer of Amarillo, Texas, Billy Owens and his wife, Dena of Waukee, Iowa, Karen Michel and her husband, Wren of Log Cabin, Texas; her siblings, Kenny Taylor of Yuma, Arizona, Bob Taylor of Wendell, Idaho, Katie Burt of Florence, Colorado, Mary Ann Hallauer of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Helen Murray of Greeley, Colorado, Johnny Gentry of Jasper, Texas; thirteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Owens and Jerry Ward; an infant son, Jackie James Owens; and her brothers, Claude Taylor and Lester Taylor.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Friday evening between 6:00-7:30 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Theresa Owens Ward
January 29, 1935 - January 4, 2018
Visitation Schedule
Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore
401 North Martin Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
Friday, January 5, 2018
6:00- 7:30 p.m.
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Service Schedule
Rader Funeral Home Chapel
401 N. Martin
Kilgore, TX  75662
Saturday, January 6, 2018
2:00 p.m.
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Burial Schedule
Kilgore Memorial Gardens
Hwy 31 West
Kilgore, TX  75662
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