Private services will be at a later date for Barton Ward, 60, Lawrence. He died August 2, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was an organ donor and was cremated.
He was born on March 11, 1951 in Kansas City, KS the son of Buford L. and Marcia J. (Wade) Ward.
He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1970.
Over the past 30 years he had worked various jobs in the Lawrence area. The most recent, was working at Sunrise Garden Center on 15th Street.
Barton was a solitary man and enjoyed Bingo, gardening and cats.
Survivors include two sisters, Marsha K. Akins, Hartford, KS, and Marquita A. Stout, Lawrence, KS; two brothers, Gary L. Ward, and Kenneth L. Ward, both of Vassar, KS; aunts and uncles include Kenneth & Vada Lantz, Tecumseh, KS, Mary Hutson, Excelsior Springs, MO; Margaret Wade, Goddard, KS; Hilton Wade, Montezuma, KS; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.