Mrs. Myrl Ward, 99, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022, at Louisville Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, January 31st, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Tim Hudson officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Ward was born December 4, 1922, in Russellville, Alabama, to Daisy and Bob Bobo. She was one of 9 siblings of whom she was the last survivor. She was a graduate of Leighton High School in Leighton, AL, where she was the valedictorian of her class. She worked all of her life as a nurse in hospitals, nursing homes, and private duty nursing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace H. Ward, who she was married to for 51 years. She loved taking care of others and was always ready to offer a meal when you came to visit. She loved animals – especially cardinals as she felt they were sent from heaven to watch over us - reading, gardening, and most of all loved her family. One would rarely see her without a smile on her face. She was feisty, loved hard, drove fast, and fed each and every stray animal that ever visited. She is survived by a daughter, Janis (John) Madden of Louisville; three grandchildren, Brian (Dedra) Parker, Keith (Christie) Parker, and Kristi (Jeffrey) Shurden, six great grandchildren, Zach Parker, Grey Robertson, Christian Robertson, Georgia Parker, Cassidy Shelby, and Taylor Parker; and one great great grandchild, Parker Shelby. Pallbearers will be Brian Parker, Keith Parker, Taylor Parker, Zach Parker, Grey Robertson, and Christian Robertson. Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Madden Jeffrey Shurden. Memorials may be made to the Ellison Ridge Cemetery Fund.