Spirit Lake, Idaho Funeral Mass for Josephine E. (Lewis) Ware, 83, will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Spirit Lake. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Spirit Lake. Yates Funeral Home of Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Ware, who was born in Minnesota, died Thursday. She was raised in Minnesota and moved to Spirit Lake in the 1940s. She later worked for the Lakeland School District. She moved to Lewiston earlier this year to be near family. Mrs. Ware was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary societies of St. Joseph’s. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Earl Lewis and Don Ware. Survivors include four sons, Dale Lewis of Spirit Lake, Mel Lewis of Lewiston, Doug Lewis of Liberty Lake and Rich Lewis of Spokane; two daughters, Marilyn Murphy and Janet Hedrick, both of Brush Prairie, Wash.; two brothers, Jake and Bill Ackerman, both of Minnesota; one sister, Lynne Brott of Spirit Lake; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 5386, Boise, ID 83705.
Source: Spokesman-Review, The (Spokane, WA) – Tuesday, May 21, 1996