517 E Washington St, Arma, KS 66712

Dee Ronald Ward November 19, 1935 - December 27, 2022

Date of Funeral

January 3, 2023

Dee Ronald Ward, 87, of Pittsburg, Kansas died 5 :45 A.M. Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Mr. Ward was born November 19, 1935 in Arcadia, Kansas the son of J.C. and Gracie (Koppa) Phillips. He was adopted by Dee C. and Ida L.(Schilling) Ward of Mulberry, Kansas when he was nine months old. He was formerly of Olathe, Kansas moving to Pittsburg in 1991. He attended school in Mulberry and graduated from Mulberry High School in 1953. He attended Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg for two years. Dee married Reva Ro Jean Stwalley on June 1, 1958 in Mulberry, Kansas. Mrs. Ward preceded him in death May 31, 2015. He worked as a litho pressman, accounting clerk, and regional accounts receivable clerk for DeLuxe Check Printers of DeLuxe Corporation for 34 years in the Kansas City plant and the Kansas City Distribution Center, retiring in December 1990. Membership was in the Mulberry United Presbyterian Church, where he was a Elder, Stated Supply Lay Minister and past Sunday School teacher, Club DeLuxe Retires Club, Past Master of Pittsburg Masonic Lodge #187, Member of the Mirza Shrine, Hospital Dads and Past Masters, member and Past President of Four States Mended Hearts Chapter #146 Joplin, Missouri, member of Pittsburg Noon Kiwanis  Club, former member Family Campers, Kansas Campers Association, former member & past president Wyandots Camping Chapter FC/RVs of Kansas City, Kansas, former board member Crawford County Chapter of American Red Cross, Cub Master of Pack #3083 Northview School of Olathe, Kansas, Scout Master Troop #83 Northview School/Olathe, Kansas, member of Order of the Arrow Boy Scouts of America, former Manager/Coach Olathe Girls Softball Association, and former Coach Boys Minor League Baseball in Olathe. Survivors include two sons, Paul D. (Darlene) Ward of Lafayette, Louisiana, Jeffrey D. Ward of Pittsburg, and a daughter, Gina A. Ward of Pittsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Reva Ro Jean Ward, four sisters, Earlene Phillips, Wanda Spence, Mary Wescoat, and Alpha Swaim, and four brothers, Fredrick Phillips, Murrel Phillips, Clarence Phillips, and Darrell Phillips.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at the Bedene Funeral Home in Arma, Kansas with Pastor Don Talent officiating. Burial will be at the Rosebank Cemetery at Mulberry, Kansas. Masonic Services will be at 5 P.M. Monday at the Bedene Chapel in Arma where the family will receive friends following the Masonic Rites until 6 P.M. Friends may call after 10 A.M. Monday at the Bedene Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to the Mulberry Funeral Dinner Fund. Donations may be sent to or left at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.

Monday, January 2, 2023 from 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Masonic Rites at 5:00 P.M.
Bedene Funeral Home
Arma, Kansas

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 10:00 A.M.
Bedene Funeral Home
Arma, Kansas

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