Ware, Elma M. (DeMaree), 102, died May 12, 2015, having lived her life loving, and being loved, by many. She charmed the world. Her warm infectious giggle will be so missed. Elma was born in Des Lacs, ND, and at 6 months, her parents (Alva D. and Pearl J. (Bennett) DeMaree) and 1 yr old brother, travelled from ND to St. Joseph, MO in a covered wagon. The growing family moved to Kansas when Elma was 16. She graduated from Wichita East High, and then Wichita Business College. During the Depression, her father was a truck farmer, and sold the meat and fruit pies that Elma and her mother baked. Through WWII Elma was ‘ at Boeing. In 1947, Elma met Ed. Ware of Eureka, KS. They were married 4 years later. The family grew from Ed’s 3 sons, Ray, Bob and David, with the birth of Mary, John and Kathryn. Elma is preceded in death by her husband, Edward E. Ware, sons David L. and Robert E. Ware. Survived by sons Raymond W., and John D. (Carmen) Ware, and daughters Mary A. (Tom James) and Kathryn A. (Alan Attkisson War, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and her last surviving sister, Dorothea Lipp. Memories at Facebook.com/elma.ware. In lieu of flowers, there is a memorial in her name at Faith Christian Church, where she is a charter-member. Viewing and family visitation, Friday, May 15, from 6 to 8pm at Hillside Funeral Home 935 N. Hillside. Elma’s funeral will be on Saturday, May 16, 11am, at Faith Christian Church, (316)529-1611, at 2110 W. 45th St. S, in Wichita. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband at Resthaven in Wichita.
Source: Wichita Eagle, The (KS) – Thursday, May 14, 2015