Funeral services for Marilyn Rhea Ward, age 78, of Midland, Texas, and formerly of Brownwood, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the Rocky Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Rick Justice officiating. Interment will follow in the Rocky Creek Cemetery under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home in Early.

Mrs. Ward passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Midland.

Marilyn Rhea Ward was born Oct. 1, 1935, in Eastland, Texas, to Columbus and Eddie Bell McCluskey Hurt. On Dec. 20, 1952, she was married to James Ward in Monahans, Texas. She was a past member of the Rocky Creek Baptist Church and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Midland.

Survivors include her daughter, Danna Seerey and husband Chris of Midland; grandchildren, Heather Burrow and husband Randy of Denton, Misty Cloyd and husband Randy of Greenwood, Texas, and Amy Tap and husband Tim of Lubbock, Texas; and by six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband.

Friends are invited to sign the guest book at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net. Heartland Funeral Home of Early is in charge of arrangements.