PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Frances M. Ware, 83, of Platte-ville, died Sunday, May 27, 2007, at her home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Platteville, with Monsignor Charles Schluter officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home, 1245 N. Water St., Platteville, where there will be a parish rosary at 4 p.m. Friends also may call after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. She was born on Oct. 6, 1924, in rural Platteville, daughter of Bernard “Ben” and Alta (Gehrke) Richter. She graduated from Platte-ville High School in 1944. When she was a young lady, she worked at the Five and Dime on Main Street in Platteville. Later, she did child care at home for many years. She was united in marriage to Robert “Bud” Ware on Feb. 4, 1947, in Platteville. He preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1985. Frances had a strong and deep faith. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar Society and CCW. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, doing crafts and playing cards with her friends for more than 60 years. She enjoyed following her children and grandchildren in all of their activities over the years. Surviving are her five children, Michael (Margie) Ware, of Butternut, Randy Ware, Ron (Wanda) Ware and Nancy Ware, all of Platteville, and Mary (Dennis) Williams, of Santa Fe, N.M.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters. A Frances M. Ware Memorial Fund has been established.
Source: Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) – Tuesday, May 29, 2007