“Brookfield, Mo. —
Clyde Ware, 83, Brookfield, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, near Meadville.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 20, 2012, at a Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, Brookfield, with Philip Lyon officiating. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 5 p.m. Burial was in Price Cemetery, Winigan.
Memorials to Winigan Christian Church may be left at or mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, Mo. 64628.
Clyde Eldon was born March 28, 1918, in Linn County, son of Ward and Nettie (Crist) Ware. He married Valeta Cattey on April 2, 1949.
Clyde attended Thudium Grade School and graduated from Green City High School. He was a farmer and drove trucks for various companies. He operated Champlain Service Station, Kansas City, Kan., worked 10 years for Kansas City Power and Light, and had managed a car dealership in Clinton. He also worked for five years at Mark Twain Lake. He had taught auto mechanics at Technical Schools in Kansas City, Kan., and Brookfield. He was a carpenter and had built a hydroponic tomato greenhouse where he worked for 10 years. He later built and operated a concession trailer “The Chuckwagon.” He was an active member of Winigan Christian Church where he served as an Elder. He was also a member of I.O.O.F., Rebekah Lodge, Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star.
Survivors include his wife, Valeta, of the home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Vicki and Joe Elliott, Macon, Linda and Gary Stecher, Atchinson, Kan., and Sandy Ware, Bucklin; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Penny Ware, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Reva Baumgartner, Ottumwa, Iowa, and Ina Finney, Brookfield; one brother, Richard “Whitey” Ware and Marilyn Damaman, Lincoln, Neb.; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Dowell; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clifford Ware and wife, Audrety, and Ellis Ware and wife, Isabelle; and four brothers-in-law, Herman Dowell, Leslie Finney, Glen Baumgartner, and Fred Reinier.”
Source: Linn County Leader.com on-line