Alene Fay Thompson
Alene Fay (Ward) Thompson, daughter of Charles Lee Ward, Sr., and Dora Ann (Evans) Ward, was born June 10, 1923 along with her twin brother Alvin Ray (Bud) Ward, Marshfield. She passed away May 14, 2019 at 4:45 p.m. in the Sonshine Manor Care Center, Republic, at the age of 95 from complications of congestive heart failure.
Alene grew up in Marshfield with a total of 26 siblings (8 immediate and 19 stepchildren) which included a second set of twins, William (Bill) Ward and Wilma (Ward) Riza. Alene’s twin Bud joined the Air Force and arose to the rank of Master Sergeant in WWI, lived in Frankfurt, Germany, and passed away June 30, 1985.
Alene was loved by all and a friend to many within her community. She loved to clean and was an immaculate housekeeper. She took pride in the houses that she cleaned in the community and could show you where each one was located and the names of the people she cleaned for. She was hard working, fun loving, always caring for others. Alene’s high spirited personality served her everywhere she went.
She especially loved time with her family, visiting with friends, serving and fellowship with the Marshfield Senior Center, Friday Night Music Jams at Northview, attending churches in the community.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Thompson; first husband, Dave Jump; second husband, Dale Batson; a special son, Jerry Dean Ward; three brothers and four sisters, George, Bud, Frankfort, Germany, Bill Ward, Marshfield, MO, Lola Mae Nunn, Niangua, MO, Mildard Gilbert, CT, Wilma Riza, CA, and Betty Ruth Cobb, Republic, MO.
Survivors include special grandchildren and spouses, Catherine Voigt Brown, Republic, MO; Anthony and Mary Ward, Aaron and IM Ward, Abra (Ward) and Rich Bridges, all from Kansas City; great-grandchildren and spouses, Johnna Fae (Brown) and Raymond Nash, Alabama, Jerry Ray and Payton Brown, Stefani (Brown) and Austin Evans, Isaac Dean, Katelyn Kay, Haley Sue Ward, Kristin, Emily and Brandon Ward, Macie Ward; great-great grandchildren, Little Jerry Ray, Raylee Faye, Destyna Nash, Londyn Paige Brown; a lifetime of special nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family would like to thank the community for the outpouring of kindness, the staff at Sonshine Manor Care Center and Preferred Hospice for their love and support.
A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Fraker Funeral Home, Inc. with burial following in Marshfield Cemetery. Visitation will be before the service from 10-11 a.m. in the funeral home.