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Helen Ann Ward

1934 ~ 2021

Visitation: 4-6 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Monday, October 25, 2021 at St. Rita Catholic Church.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, her family suggests donations be made in her name to St. Rita’s Catholic Church or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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Helen Ann Ward of Fort Worth, Texas left this world on October 17th, 2021 to live an eternal life with our Lord and Savior.

She was born and raised in Pocahontas, Arkansas on October 1st, 1934. After marrying in 1955, she lived in Missouri, Georgia, and parts of Texas before settling in Fort Worth in 1970.  She raised two beautiful children, Darrell Gene Ward, Jr. (wife Lana) of Rogers, AR and Angela Romel Murphy (husband Patrick) of Lakeside, TX. She was blessed with 5 grandchildren: Megan (Murphy) Peinado (husband Jonathan), Brooke Murphy, Alexa Ward, Audra (Ward) Forteza (husband Josh),  Blake Ward (wife Corissa), and two great grandchildren, Jane and Kate Peinado.

Mrs. Ward  was very active in the St. Rita Catholic Church community through her employment,  as a volunteer, and through numerous prayer groups and religious activities. She continued as a strong and steady presence with her church family throughout her retirement.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Difani, and her brothers Bernard, Harold, and Louis Difani.

She is survived by her sister, Roumilda Hurn (Pocahontas, AR); her loving children and grandchildren, and members of her beloved St. Rita’s church family.