Mary Frances Deer Ward, 72, of Dierks, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Dierks.
She was born Jan. 5, 1945 in Vancouver, Wash., the daughter of the late Otto and Mildred Deer.
She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Dierks.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Sonny, Earl, Tommy, and Larry Deer; two sisters, Emma Lou Harris and Mary Jo Alexander; and one son William Ward.
Survivors include: her husband of 59 years, Clyde Ward; three sons, Wendell Ward and Dan DuPree of Texarkana, Texas, Mitchell and Michelle Ward, Douglas Ward, and Becky Ward all of Dierks; one brother, Rickey Joe Deer of Murfreesboro; two sisters, Glenda Conatser of Nashville, and Diane Cox of Dierks; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at Fellowship Cemetery in Dierks, with Thomas Ward officiating. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral in Dierks.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3 at the funeral home in Dierks.
Online at wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.