Barbara Stepp Ward

February 5, 1943 - January 15, 2022

02/05/1943 - 01/15/2022

Past Services

Saturday January 29, 2022
2:00 pm
Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
2840 Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, North Carolina 28732
(828) 684-6266 | Directions

Barbara S. Ward, 78, of Hendersonville, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, January 15, 2022, after a brief illness.

A native of Henderson County, Barbara was born in Hendersonville on February 5, 1943, to the late Charles Jefferson Stepp and Eufaula Osteen.

Barbara was a newspaper carrier for the Hendersonville Times-News for over 30 years and was loved by all she delivered to. She was in the first graduating class of the current East Henderson High School in 1961.

Above all, Barbara was a caretaker of all her family and friends.  She grew up attending Grace Baptist Church in East Flat Rock but later became a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hendersonville.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Thomas “Tony” A. Ward; two sons, Anthony and Jeff Ward (Cindy); grandsons, Hunter (Blaire) and Dawson; sister, Patricia McCarson; brothers, Ronald (Darlene) and Mike Stepp (Janet).  She is also survived by a special great niece, Courtney Underwood (Brandon), whom she considered to be a daughter, and numerous other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard in Fletcher, NC on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 2PM.

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Jan Cowan
2 years ago

You were an angel to me.

Jan Cowan
2 years ago

She was such an angel to me.

Rebecca D Lee
2 years ago

We remember her fondly.. she and Tony were good folks! Our kids enjoyed being with Jeff and Amp.. thinking of y’all in your loss..
Bob and Rebecca Lee

Betty Jamerson Reed
2 years ago

My sincere sympathy! I have wonderful memories of her. She always took the time to talk to me and to keep me up-to-date on her family, especially her brother and sister. And our shared memories of Grace Baptist were wonderful. She was amazing in so many ways! So many!

Lois Landreth Kidd
2 years ago

My heart is breaking. We were neighbors when we moved from VA, then rented a house near East High owned by her father, and ultimately bought a house near Barbara once again. Many memories of Grace Baptist, Flat Rock High, and East Henderson High, dragging Main Street, hiking and picnics…she was so much fun and so loving. Spent a lot of time at her home. She had the longest, thickest eye lashes!…and a beautiful heart. One comment I remember her always saying “Does this make me look fat?” She is truly a treasure and will be missed dearly. My prayers for Ronald, Mike and Patricia and all of her family. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel

Andrea Mazz and Family
2 years ago

Barbara was loved by so many people. Thank you! Thank you! Barbara for treating my family so good! I won’t forget that! We love
you❤️ Praying for Tony and family. Absent from the body present with the Lord.

Allison DeRosa
2 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to you all. My words aren’t enough to comfort the heart pain that all of you feel, mat God give you the comfort and peace at this time. Barbara was an amazing woman, I will never forget moving here and all the love and kindness she showed me and my family! Her love for us was unconditional and we loved her the same way! She will greatly be missed!! Until we meet again.

Barbara Wilson Sheldrick
2 years ago

Barbara wasn’t only LOVED by her many, many customers who became friends on her paper route, also, many unusual experiences along the journey, I can certainly testify to that. She was and still is a very special sister in Christ of which we’ll one day see again. For a family, you have our sympathy and love as you continue this life journey with Barbara in heaven.

Patty & Jeff Ashley
2 years ago

Prayers for Tony and Barbara’s children, Courtney who adored her and her sister Patricia and brother Mike and all the family. Have known Barbara for a long time and she was a beautiful person. ❤️

Ernie & Diana Dermid
2 years ago

Tony, Anthony, Jeff & Cindy and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Barbara was such a lovely person and always kind to our family. Praying for you all.