Dr. Donald Lindsay Ware Obituary, 2009

WARE, DONALD LINDSAY M.D., 83, born to the late Charles Lindsay and Marie Joseph Branham Ware on April 2, 1926, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2009. He was a beloved husband and father and had many diverse interests. He was an avid golfer and a member of Audubon C.C. A crossword puzzle enthusiast, stamp and coin collector, poker player, singer of old songs, unicycle rider, and civil war buff. He was a graduate of Male H.S., 1944, veteran of World War II, Pacific Theater, graduate of the U of Louisville 1950 and U of Louisville Medical School 1954 and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After completing his medical studies, he served as an “old fashioned” country doctor in Cloverport, KY, (Breckenridge County). Making house calls around the county, he often delivered babies in his patient’s homes. His fees were sometimes paid with bushels of farm produce or homemade jam. He returned to Louisville after three years to complete a second residency at the old Louisville General Hospital, specializing in gynecology and obstetrics. He went into private practice in 1961. He was a member of numerous medical societies and was the former chief of staff, Methodist Hospital. A devout Catholic, he was a member of St. Agnes Church and very active in the Right to Life movement. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Jean Faulkenburg; his seven children, Karen Ware Reid, Rebecca Ware Switzer, (Jerry Davis M.D.) Elizabeth Ware Conroy, (E.C. Conroy), Donald L. Ware Jr., (Lorea Towery), Douglas C. Ware, Sarah Ware Corbett, (Lee Corbett M.D.) and D. Branham Ware, (Sarah D. Daily J.D.); grandchildren; Christian and Kean Oudard, Bailey, Graham and Grayson Switzer, Tavner and Carlisle Myers, Donald L. “Trey” Ware III, Chandler Ware, Wesley Marie Ware and Sam and Ross Corbett ; and siblings, C. Thomas Ware, Ph.D., Roger Ware, Ph.D., the late Gerald Ware, Pat Robertson, Dennis Ware, Peggy Schoenhoff and Stephen Ware. We will all remember him saying at any family event: “La famille est tout” (The family is everything.) His funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3345 Lexington Road with burial following in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road. Memorials may be made to: Right To Life of the University of Louisville Medical School.
Source:  The Courier-Journal from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2009

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