SIKESTON — Betty Lou Ward Bailey, 78, died Feb. 7, 2020, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born July 15, 1941, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Seamon O. Alexander and Miriam L. Jackman Alexander, she had lived in Southeast Missouri her entire life. She lived many years in Sikeston where she was a charter member of the New Hope Baptist Church and owner and operator of Betty’s Maid Service until her retirement.
In August 1958 she married Robert Howard “Bob” Ward, who preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 2001.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Shawn G. Ward; one brother, Jerry Alexander; and one brother-in-law, Gary Newman.
Survivors include: one brother, Steve (Donna) Alexander of Sikeston; one sister, Rita Newman of Eldridge; and one sister-in-law, Brenda Alexander of Sikeston.
Services will be scheduled later with McMikle Funeral Home of Sikeston in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com.