Bernice Beatrice Ware Obituary, 2001

Bernice Beatrice Ware, 90, of Altus and former Mangum 
resident, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Altus. Funeral
services were held at 11 a.m. today at Trinity Baptist 
Church in Mangum with the Rev. John Robles officiating. 
Burial was at Riverside Cemetery at Mangum under the 
direction of Peoples Cooperative Funeral Home of Lone 
Wolf.

She was born June 18, 1910, northwest of Altus, to James 
Oliver and Maud Ellis (Buchanan) Baird. She married Rufus 
Lee Ware on Sept. 21, 1928, in Greer County. They had four 
children, Pansy, Dale, Jo Ann and Jean. She worked as an 
aide in the geriatric ward in the old Mangum hospital in 
the early 1960s. She and her husband farmed and ranched in 
the Ladessa Community until the mid 1960s when they moved 
to Mangum. She moved to Altus in 1992.

Ware was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of
60 years, Rufus; one son, Dale Ware; her only sister, Rita 
Crabb and one nephew, Joe Crabb.

Survivors include: three daughters and sons-in-law, Pansy 
and Lloyd Crow of Elk City, Jo Ann and Herman Seymour of 
Sayre and Jean Stamey of Altus; 10 grandchildren; 10 great 
grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and seven 
nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis 
Foundation."

Source:  Jackson Co. OK - Obituaries from the Altus 
Times, January 2001

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