Edith Marie Belt Ware, 98, of Amarillo died Sunday, May 30, 2010, in Durango, Colo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the original chapel of First Baptist Church with Dr. Chester O’Brien officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors Pioneer Chapel, 5400 S. Bell St.
Edith was born Feb. 2, 1912, in Maud, Okla., to Ola French Belt and C.F. Belt. She grew up in Dixon, Okla., near Ardmore, Okla. She was the oldest of four brothers and two sisters.
Edith was an educator and earned her master’s degree from West Texas State University. She started her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse. She later taught second grade at Forest Hill Elementary for almost 30 years.
Edith married James Ware on Aug. 10, 1935. They were happily married for 60 years. They had two sons, James Edwin Ware and Tommy Ray Ware.
Mrs. Ware enjoyed canning, china painting, traveling and doing volunteer work. She attended First Baptist Church, participating in many volunteer opportunities, including Buchanan Street Mission. She volunteered to help with taxes for more than 15 years.
Her retirement travel included RVing in Alaska and touring Germany. She won Extension Homemakers Club Woman of the Year.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994.
Survivors include two sons, James Edwin Ware and wife Patricia of Moodus, Conn., and Tommy Ray Ware and wife Georgia of Bayfield, Colo.; two sisters, Joyce Kerr of Dixon and Maudeen Kroh of Pebble Beach, Calif.; six grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Leave online condolences at www.griggsschoolergordon.com.
Plot: Section 2A Lot 418 Space 7
Source: Amarillo Globe-News, June 13, 2010
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