Steven Marion WardBella Vista, AR, 1947 - 2022
Steven M. Ward, 74, of Bella Vista, Ark., died April 30, 2022, at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville, Arkansas. He was born October 23, 1947, in Ames, Iowa, to Meredith and Norene (Klein) Ward. Steve was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He led a very full life. He served our country as an Army Intelligence Officer during the Vietnam Conflict. He also owned several businesses spanning from a printing company to boat captain of the Lady of the Lake. The majority of his career was spent as a Chamber of Commerce Executive in several communities, the last being Fayetteville, Arkansas. Steve is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Louise; stepchildren, Tara (Mike) Schomburg of Omaha, Nebraska; Tom (Dani) Paullus of Dallas, Texas, Laura Barrett of Chicago, Illinois, William (Kelly) Barrett of Springfield, Illinois, Julie (Jim) Kieffer of Nevada, Iowa, and Bradley Barrett of Linwood, Washington; sisters, Cynthia (Lyle) Opheim of Punta Gorda, Florida, Patricia (Monte) Miller of Edwardsville, Illinois; grandchildren; Emily, Mary, Leo, Bernardo, Allison, Benjamin, Christopher, Jillian, and grandboys, Ethan and Lucas.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022, at 3 p.m., at Highland United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to Highland Methodist Church Sunday School Bella Vista, Arkansas, American Legion, Bella Vista, Arkansas, or Circle of Life Hospice House, Bentonville, Arkansas. Arrangements are under the direction of Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. On-line condolences may be made at: www.funeralmation.com.
Published May 5, 2022