BROOKSVILLE – Donald W. Ware, funeral director at Robertson County Funeral Home in Mount Olivet and the Ware Funeral Home in Cynthiana, died yesterday at the Hospice Care Center of St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was 66. In addition to being a farmer and funeral director, Mr. Ware, of Frankfort Street, also worked as the owner and operator of Western Auto and True Value Hardware Store in Brooksville for 27 years. He was a member of the First National Bank of Brooksville board of directors, a member of Bracken County Industrial Committee and president of the Powersville Cemetery Board. He also had served as president of the Germantown Fair Board, a representative on the Licking Valley Policy Council and advisory board member at Maysville Community College. Mr. Ware’s civic activities included the Lions Clubs in Brooksville and Mount Olivet, Masonic Temple No. 154 F&AM, Oleika Temple of Lexington and the Bracken County Historical Society. He is survived by his wife, Jean Cummins Ware; two children, Tom Ware of Cynthiana and Barbara Ware Williams of Paintsville; a sister, Helen Galbraith; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Powersville Baptist Church. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Monday at Robertson County Funeral Home and 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass and Powersville Cemetery.
Source: Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) – Saturday, November 29, 1997