Steven Roy Ward 45, died Friday, July 12, 2013, at Via Cristi St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita.
He was born Nov. 6, 1967, in Kansas City, Kan.
He attended Liberal Schools and then graduated high school in 1986 in Hillman, Mich.
He worked for many years as a bricklayer and tree trimmer before becoming disabled by Multiple Sclerosis in 2009.
He was a gardener and loved fishing, woodworking and cooking. He also loved to spend time with his family, friends and his dog Natalie.
He is survived by his parents, Darrell and Shirley (Lamon) Salley Turpin, Okla.; one son, Christopher Ward, Mo.; one brother, Doug Ward, Selma, N.C.; two step-brothers, Paul Salley, Liberal; Wade Salley, Topeka; one step-daughter, Jessica Crain, Mo.; one step-grandson, Kenny Crain, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, John P. Ward; brother, Brian Ward; and grandparents, Roy Harvey Lamon and Leona (Hague) Lamon.
• Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the South Church of God, 635 S. Washington in Liberal.
There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.
Memorials are suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal, KS 67901.