Maywood (Ward) Gabbard was born October 21, 1943 in Jackson County and departed this life Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 75 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Vernis & Lizzie (Stewart) Ward. Maywood is survived by two children, Michele Gabbard of Gray Hawk and Steven Gabbard of Frankfort. She is also survived by three brothers, Harlan (Pam) Ward of Tyner, Bernard (Brenda) Ward of Tyner, Harold (Merly) Ward of Annville and by three sisters, Barbara (Randall) Smith of Phoenix, AZ, Ruth (Robert) Burch of Salt Lake City, Utah and Marti (Tim) Roberts of Annville. She was blessed with a host of nieces and nephews and by a special friend Wayne Million of Kingston. Other than her parents Maywood is preceded in death by a sister Loretta Ward and a Nephew Randy Smith. Maywood was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.
Funeral service 2:00 PM Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home #2 Bradshaw Chapel with Bro. Gary Farmer officiating. Burial will follow in the Short Cemetery. Pallbearers: James, Shannon & Mike Ward, Cody & Tim Roberts and Scott McQueen. Lakes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.lakesfuneralhomemckee.com