Shirley McCleskey went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 5, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, of Alamogordo, N.M.; her parents, Grant and Della Ward, of Ava, Mo.; her sister, JoAn McMaster, of Alamogordo; and her brother, Lawrence Ward, of Ava.
She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Walker and husband, Steve, and their children, Chris, Calvin and Kylea, of Alamogordo, and Debbie Sanderson and husband, Jim, and their children, Amanda, Gina, Laura and Shawn, of Alamogordo; two brothers, Roy James Ward and Starlet Ray Ward, both of Madisonville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was held at Monte Vista Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 with Elwin Roach and John Clark officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Shirley’s wish was that donations be made to the local Boys and Girls Club or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.