Audrey Delaine "Sissy" Ward

September 07, 2022

Audrey Delaine "Sissy" Ward, 83, of DeWitt passed away August 30, 2022. She was born July 13, 1939, in the Forks LaGrue community near DeWitt to Robert E. Lee Capps and Elizabeth Zimmerman Capps.

Sissy worked for the DeWitt School district for 20 years and was baptized into the General Assembly and Church of the First born in October 1972.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Thurman Ward; brothers Robert, Jr., Jimmy, J.D., Myrl, Sherwood "Woody", and Harold Capps; and sisters Helen Jones, Christine Ford, and Avis Jacobs.

Sissy is survived by her children Susie Roach (Butch) of DeWitt, Harvey Simpson (Michelle) of St. Charles, Jeff Simpson (Carmella) and Farrell Ward (Stephanie) both of DeWitt; grandchildren Brooke Savage, Jenny Roach, Kelsey Simpson, Harvey Simpson, Jr., Caitlin Jones, Hunter Jones, Spencer and Raegan Ward; ten great grandchildren; and her twin brother Orbie Capps of DeWitt.

Funeral services were September 1 at the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn with burial in Thompson Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home.