Marijane (Holz) Ward, 70, of rural Clinton, Missouri died Saturday, August 6, 2016 at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born January 1, 1946 in Jefferson, Iowa, the daughter of Russell Shilling Holz and Jeannette Marie (Burk) Holz.
Marijane married Gregg Wayne Ward. He preceded her in death in April of 2002.
She was employed as a technology instructor with the Bossier City Community College in Bossier City, Louisiana. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lee's Summit, Mo. Marijane received her Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri , Columbia, Mo.
She was the proprietor of Winning Colors, LLC, dealing in thoroughbred handicapping. She assisted her significant other Paul Alpers with the Crappie Masters fishing tournaments.
Surviving are one son, Paul Russell Millard and wife Tonja Lynn (Rush), Lee's Summit, Mo.; her mother, Jeannette Marie Holz, Kansas City, Mo.; significant other, Paul Alpers of the home; two sisters, Marjory Jeanne Angevine and husband Kirk, St. Louis, Mo., and Lisa Marie Wasowicz and husband Joe, Moberly, Mo.; three step-daughters, Amber Dawn Sprang and husband Ron, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Corina Lynn Marie Willard, Neosho, Mo., and Cassandra Lea Robinson and husband Casey, Leavenworth, Kansas; ten grandchildren, Ryan Millard, Alex Millard, Jon Millard, Alyssa Millard, Lilli Sprang, Dinneka Sprang, Margaret Sprang, Judah Robinson, Genesis Robinson, and Jett Robinson; three nephews, Michael Wasowicz, Joplin, Mo., Matthew Wasowicz, and Daniel Hooks, Lee's Summit, Mo.; and one niece, Shanna Laseur, Kansas City, Mo.
In addition to her husband Gregg, she was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.
Graveside services and interment will be at 3:00 p.m., in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Neosho, Mo.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Crossroads Hospice, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.