Dorothy V. Ware, 91, of South Charleston passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Oct. 17, 2004, at Moss’s Golden Years Assisted Living, Cross Lanes. She had resided there for the past 22 months and felt like it was her home, for which the family would like to thank Helen Moss and her staff. They were all wonderful and provided our mother much love, including her 2 a.m. snacks. Dorothy graduated from Fairmont State College and West Virginia Wesleyan College and was a member of the Emeritus Club. She worked at The Diamond Department Store and then for the West Virginia Department of Welfare for over 30 years, where she was affectionately known as “Granny Ware.” After retiring, she did fulltime volunteer work at Women and Children’s Hospital and the Arthur B. Hodges Nursing Home. She was a member of Darlington Methodist Church for over 50 years and was truly someone who “lived” her faith. One of the highlights of her life was teaching the Adult Sunday school class at Darlington for many years and she kept in contact with many of the members, even after she was no longer teaching. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay W. Ware, who passed away in 1973. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Charles W. and Susan Ware of Sanford, N.C., John David and Susie Ware of Morristown, Tenn.; daughter, Ruth Ann Ware of Charleston; niece Mary Alice Hinkle of South Charleston; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Snodgrass Funeral Home with Pastor William G. Kniceley officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park. Family and friends will fellowship and share memories from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 1111 Lee St. E, Charleston, WV 25301. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.
Source: Charleston Daily Mail (WV) – Tuesday, October 19, 2004