SAVANNAH – Agnes Ware died at her home June 16, 2010 after an extended illness. She was devotedly cared for by her children, especially her son Joseph who was always by her side. Agnes was born to the late Cornelius Joseph and Elizabeth Shearhouse Casey. She lived in Savannah her entire life and was a member of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist throughout her childhood. She attended grade school at the Cathedral Day School and was the city all-star basketball champ in eighth grade. She graduated from Commercial High School in 1958. She then enjoyed jobs at Benton Brothers and Derst Bakery. On September 14, 1963, she became the bride of Thomas W. Ware, Sr. and from that day forward, she was a devoted wife. She became a mother on August 10, 1964 and forever she will remain ‘mama’. Agnes was a charter member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and spent many countless hours volunteering for the church. She was also an avid volunteer for Sacred Heart School from 1969-1985. She started their physical education program in 1974. Agnes enjoyed tennis and bowling and spent many years bowling on St. Frances’ and St. James Women’s bowling league. On April 3, 1997, Agnes was overjoyed to become a grandmother. This was her ‘niche’ and now and forever will remain ‘nanny’. Agnes was preceded in death by her sisters Josephine C. Doll, Mary C. O’Loughlin, Patricia C. Brown, her brother, James J. Casey, and her in-laws John D. and Mary W. Ware, Dr. John D. Ware, Rev. Joseph F. Ware, Jerome W. Ware and Rosemary C. Ware. Agnes is survived in death by her husband of 45 years, Thomas W. Ware, Sr., her daughter Rosemary W. Morris (Ben), and her sons Thomas W. Ware, Jr., Jerome W. Ware, and Joseph F. Ware and her precious grandchildren Catherine E. and Benjamin T. Morris. She is also survived by her sisters, Helen C. Sumowski, Theresa C. Wilkerson (Bob), Gloria C. Thomas, and her brother C. Joseph Casey, along with her brother-in-law Michael E. Ware (Elizabeth), and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 18, 2010 at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 19, 2010 at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church with The Reverend Msgr. Frances Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. The family would like for Mrs. Ware’s nephews to serve as active pallbearers. Please sign our guest book on line at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News June 18, 2010 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries .
Source: Savannah Morning News on June 18, 2010