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Barbara Jean Ward, 74, Lusby

Barbara Jean Ward, 74, of Lusby died April 6, 2012, at Solomons Nursing Center.

Born Sept. 14, 1937, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Evelyn Marie Robinson and the late William Ernest Robinson of Camp Springs.

She was a career school bus driver for the Prince George’s County school system for 30 years. She loved living near the water and enjoyed fishing and crabbing and spending time with her family. While working, she was a shop steward, participant/member and elected delegate of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. While her children were young, she was an active member and leader of a Girl Scout troop in Camp Springs.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Justin Miller; and sister, Joan Forsythe.

She is survived by her husband, Francis N. Ward Jr.; daughters, Barbara Shewbridge of Mechanicsville, Marla Miller of Mechanicsville, Patricia Hilton of Mechanicsville, Marsha Turner of Lusby, Lisa Winegardner of St. Leonard and Sara DiRienzo of Lusby; stepdaughter, Connie Wallach of Huntingtown; stepson, James Ward Sr. of North Beach; sisters, Delores Homer and Cheryl Lynn Boggs, both of Sarasota, Fla.; brothers, Ernest Robinson of Myakka City, Fla., Kenneth Robinson of Midlothian, Va., and Donald Robinson of Sarasota, Fla.; grandchildren, Amy, Steven, Tony, Misty, Brandon, Christina, Chris, Ashley, Jacki, Tommy, Ronnie, Charlie, Mitchell, Dom, Zach, Bobby, Tony, Jimmy, Jennifer and Jessica; great-grandchildren, Bryan, Bella, Ricky, Makayla, Kyle, Landon, Connor, Carley, Hailey, Caeley, Dylan, Camden and Zack; and many other family members.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. April 14 at Rausch Funeral Home, Lusby.

Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605, or to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, 238 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

Arrangements are being handled by Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic.