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Marilyn Ward

Marilyn “Joy” Ward, age 77, of Hastings, passed away on January 7, 2020.
She was born on February 14, 1942 in Newbury, MO, the daughter of Carl and Pauline (Wilson) Decker. Joy married Robert Ward on December 26, 1958, and they enjoyed 57 years together before his death in 2016.
Joy worked for several years in retail sales. She was a longtime Moose member. She bowled for many years and enjoyed Sunday dinners and cookouts with the family.
 Joy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, and son, Bradley J. Ward.
She is survived by her daughter, Shari (Bryan) Carpenter; son, Robert (Kandi) Ward; grandchildren, Tia Ward-McNary, Dana (Chyane) Kurr, Chet (Holley) Mull, Stacie (Jason) Endsley, Natasha (Tom) Simmons, Kal (Marchelle) Ward, Erika (Tom) Washburn; 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
 Per Joy’s wishes, there will be no service.
 Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence, visit

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