Gary Leon Ware, 65, of Towanda, died June 19, 2011 in El Dorado. Services will be held at Carlson Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial to follow at the Towanda Cemetery.
Gary was born to Donald Duane and Thelma Grace (McCoy) Ware, May 19, 1946 in Kansas City, Mo.
Gary graduated from Johnson High School in Tokyo, Japan in 1964 where his father was stationed in the Air Force. He graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in business administration.
In December 1966 he was married to Connie Gale Miller at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Wichita.
Gary worked as a programmer analyst at NCR in Wichita until he retired in 1991.
He enjoyed working with computers and was a trained weather spotter.
Gary was a member of First Baptist Church, Towanda, serving as the treasurer for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Ware; daughter, Shelly (Joel) Maleport of O’Fallon, Mo.; son, Steve (Esther) Ware of Valley Center; and grandchildren, Alison Maleport, Warren Ware and Emma Ware.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Ware and Thelma Ware, and his brother, Edmund Ware.
A memorial has been established to benefit the building fund at First Baptist Church in Towanda.
Source: El Dorado Times, The (KS) – Monday, June 20, 2011