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Barbara Faye Ward

March 11, 1951 — July 30, 2023

Barbara Faye Ward, age 72, of Chapmansboro, TN passed away on July 30, 2023, at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville, TN 

Barbara was born on March 11, 1951, in Crosby, Minnesota, to the late Harry Ruikka, Sr. and Della Faye Peck. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Stephen Ward; brother, Larry Ruikka and granddaughter, Rabecca Stirewald. She is survived by her sons, Wesley Allen Ward, William Hanson; daughters, Erica Vanhorn, Tracy Hanson, Wanda ‘Beth” Ward; brothers, Harry Ruikka, Jr., Bruce Ruikka, Dennis Ruikka, Dale Ruikka; sisters, Lucy Tornow, Elaine Wentworth; 11 grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren.  

Memorial services will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements are under the care of Boyd Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 101 Elizabeth Street. Ashland City, TN 37015 Phone: 615-792-4677. Online condolences may be made by visiting

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