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Ward, Jerry F.

Ward, Jerry F.

August 5, 1939 — November 7, 2021

Jerry Francis Ward, 82, of the Foxwood Springs community in Raymore, MO, and formerly of the Kansas City Northland, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2021, at NorthCare Hospice House.

Jerry was born August 5, 1939, in Trenton, MO, where he graduated from high school. He owned and operated the Jerry Ward Construction Company for over five decades in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Ward; mother, Melvene Ashbrook; and sister, Gloria Anderson. Survivors include his wife, Shelda Stoker; daughters, Cathy Ward, Susan Brock (Bryan), Lisa White (Jerry), and Amra Wright (Heinrich Kruse); grandchildren, Jacqueline Brock, Courtney Robertshaw (Ryan), and Jerry Krulic; great grandchildren, Sutton and Coy; sister, Phyllis Dalman (Steve); as well as other family members including Shelda's family, and countless friends and Brothers in the Masonic fraternity.

Jerry had an extensive Masonic resume. He served with distinction in many Masonic bodies. Jerry’s record includes the following: he was raised in 1966 as a member of Liberty Lodge No. 31, served as Worshipful Master in 1989, and was recognized as a 50-Year Member of his Lodge; was exalted in 1967 as a member of Liberty Chapter No. 3, served as High Priest in 1978, and was recognized as a 50-Year Member of his Chapter; he was greeted in 1967 as a member of Liberty Council No. 50, served as Illustrious Master in 1981, and was recognized as a 50-Year Member of his Council; he was knighted in 1967 as a member of Liberty Commandery No. 6, served as Eminent Commander in 1974, and was recognized as a 50-Year Member of his Commandery. Jerry started in the Grand Commandery Line in 1984. He served as Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State of Missouri for the 1990 - 1991 Templar year. Jerry received the Grand Encampment’s Knight Commander of the Temple in 1999. Jerry was also affiliated with the Scottish Rite in the Valley of Kansas City, having been coronated a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason. He was also affiliated with many invitational Masonic organizations including, but not limited to: Knight Masons, Allied Masonic Degrees, Red Cross of Constantine, York Rite College, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, DeMolay Legion of Honor, and Knights of the York Cross of Honor.

Jerry was a member of the following Masonic Appendant bodies: Mary Conclave Red Cross of Constantine, Past Sovereign 2002; Past Intendant General Missouri – Northern Division 2006-2015, Kilwinning Council No. 19 Allied Masonic Degrees, Past Sovereign Master 1994. Harry S Truman York Rite College No. 167, Past Preeminent Governor 1998; Grand Governor, Missouri, 2014-2018; Order of the Purple Cross Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests Our Lord’s Tabernacle No. LIV, Past Knight Commander 2002 Charlemagne Council Knight Masons 79, Past Excellent Chief Knights of the York Cross of Honour Missouri Priory #17, Past Prior 2013-2014 Saint Joseph Preceptory DeMolay Legion of Honor, 2013 Order of the Silver Trowel Order of the High Priesthood.

Jerry’s visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. A service celebrating Jerry's life, including Masonic services by Brother David Brown, will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to your favorite Masonic charity, Lodge, or to NorthCare Hospice House. You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via the web site, www.parklawnfunerals.com. Arrangements for Jerry’s services are being provided by Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

Service Information

Jerry’s visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. A service celebrating Jerry’s life, including Masonic services by Brother David Brown, will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to your favorite Masonic charity, Lodge, or to NorthCare Hospice House.

Ward, Jerry F.'s Guestbook

Sheldon, So sorry for your loss. We planned on coming but realized today that it was yesterday Wanted so much to see you. Thoughts and prayers are with you. ❤️

Rhonda Frazee

Shelda and family, Sorry for your loss here on earth, but many happy memories will live on. Enjoyed our early times when visiting our kids and you and Jerry. Prayers are for your peace.

Jaurene Lauppe family

Fine memories at Skinner School Trenton Mo. in the early 50 s

Loyd Canning

Just learned of Jerry's passing today while having lunch at El Sombrero. Jerry was one of my father's best friends. My condolences to the entire family. Good memories of friendly gatherings, Lion's Club parties and Hawaii are floating in my head this evening. And I have to smile thinking that the coffee club is together again in heaven.

Nancy Parrettt Downing

Sorry to hear of Jerry passing it was a pleasure to have know him in our classes at school, and always to see him when we had our luncheon meetings with prayers to the family

Roy and Donna Ferguson

So sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing! He was a longtime friend! Thoughts and prayers. Kenny and Laura Ewing

Kenneth Ewing

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of grief. May God's presence and comfort surround each of you in the loss of our classmate. Mike and Maryetta Dennis

Mike and Maryetta Dennis

So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was such a joy to work with and be around in Eastern Star. Shelda my heart goes out to you, and my thoughts and prayers are with you!!! It was so fun to cut up onions with Jerry for our Ice Cream Social. He was so funny. What a dear person. He will be missed always. I hope to see you again soon. I will try to make the visitation in Liberty. OES Love, Denise Porter

Denise Porter

So very sad to hear of Jerry's passing. We so enjoyed the times during our 1957 school years & 1957 Class Reunion's, held every 5th. year afterwards. The 1957 lunch's were always looked forward to, when possible. God's Blessing's to his family. Robert & Peggy Robinson

Robert & Peggy Robinson

It was a privilege to have worked wirth Jerry in the Lodge over the years. Rest in Peace. Malcolm

Malcolm Fishback

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