Mabel Dishman Ward, age 95, of Boone, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living.

Born March 13, 1924 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Willard and Janie Greene Dishman. Mrs. Ward loved her family. She always remained close to her mother, brothers and sisters throughout their lives. She loved her church family, Rutherwood Baptist Church. Mrs. Ward enjoyed growing flowers and working her vegetable gardens.

She is survived by her grandson, Mitchell Ward of Winston-Salem; daughter-in-law, Charlene Mitchell Ward of Boone; and sister, Leta Mae Edmisten of Sugar Grove.
A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vance Ward; son, Dale Ward; sister, Maude Ward; and brothers, Lloyd, Ivan and Buster Dishman.

Funeral services for Mabel Dishman Ward will be conducted Monday afternoon, January 13th, at 2 o'clock at Rutherwood Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Peter Vandenberg. The family will receive friends Monday from 1 until 2 o'clock, prior to services, at the Church. Graveside services will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Rutherwood Baptist Church, 142 Don Hayes Rd., Boone, NC 28607, or to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 400 Shadowline Dr., Boone, NC, 28607.

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