Hazel Kathleen Ward, 81, of Peoria, passed away at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at her residence.
A memorial service will be at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria, where she was a member. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be at a later date in Violet Hills Cemetery in Arkansas.
Kathleen was born in September of 1936 in Eastwood, MO, a daughter of Vern and Hettie (Christian) Ward. She married Gary Schuller on July 20, 1956 in Peoria. They later divorced. Her parents and siblings, Vern Ward, Marie Parsons and Jean Ward, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Leisa (Charles) Scott of Peoria, Leiana (Kris) Hilton of Eureka, Ward (Kim) Schuller of Deland, FL and Lesslie (Robert) Kettelkamp of Winter Haven, FL; sister, Kay (Jimmy) Byler of Mountain Home, AR; grandchildren, Josh Maynard, Jessica (John) Steagall, Jared (Destiny) Maynard, Jacob (Amanda) Hilton, Courtney Hilton, Christopher (Heather) Turnage, Kendall Bird and Sarah Kettelkamp; and nine great grandchildren.
Kathleen worked for over 20 years at Peoria Lens and Camera. She then worked until she was 75 as a receptionist at Buehler Home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Kathleen’s memory to Violet Hill Cemetery Association, PO Box 22, Violet Hills, AR 72584-0022.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria.