Lillian M. Ware, 69, of 2140 Knollshire Rd. NE, died Sunday in her home after a long illness. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Kenwood Park United Methodist Church. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home and after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Survivors include her husband, Charles; her father, Robert Abernathy of Belle Plaine Care Center; a son, William of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.; a daughter, Penny Serbousek and her husband, Bill, of Cedar Rapids; six sisters, Cleo Rodgers, Doris Bisland and Joan Chase, all of Cedar Rapids, Midge Heitman and Rosie Hines, both of Center Point, and Beth Starks of Lamont; four grandchildren, Wendy Ware of Missouri, Chad Ware of California, and Shane and Natalie Serbousek, both of Cedar Rapids; and a great-grandson, Jonathan Williams of Cedar Rapids. She was preceded in death by her mother, Onalee Abernathy. Lillian was born Dec. 28, 1923, in rural Brandon, and married Charles D. Ware on Aug. 4, 1945, in Washington, D.C. She received her Certified Professional Secretaries certificate in 1975. She worked for Rockwell-Collins for 27 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of Cedar Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Kenwood Park United Methodist Church and Iowa City Ose Ostomates, and was a World War II Navy veteran. The Rev. Martin Miller will officiate. Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kenwood Park United Methodist Church.
Source: Gazette, The (Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, IA) – Tuesday, April 13, 1993