BETTY MAY WILLIAMS WARE Aug. 30, 1923 – Oct. 10, 2015 Betty was born and raised in Independence, Mo., to Vida May and Andrew J. Williams. She lived most of her formative years in Independence working for Montgomery Ward’s, Lake City Arsenal before staying home to raise their grandson, Christopher. She met and married Everett Franklin (Slim) Ware and had two children. She and Everett moved to Warsaw, Mo., to retire. Betty loved flower gardening and being outside; fishing was always high on her favorites along with any kind of card or board games and Bingo. She loved her family and life. Betty was preceded in death by husband; parents; daughter, Kathleen Ware Durbin Chavez; grandson, Christopher Durbin; and sister, Andrea June Mitchell. She leaves her son, Frank and daughter-in-law Carol Ware; and two granddaughters, Shelly Ives and husband Gordon, and Angela McCown and husband Mark; five great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren; her brother, Albert (Bo) and his wife Irene Williams; and many nieces and nephews and adopted kids and their children and friends. A special thank you to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Home, Belton, Mo. For the love and care and to Grace Hospice for the care and comfort the last few days of Betty’s life. There will be a celebration of Betty’s life for family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Keeshond Lovers United, KLU, 3917 Trail Road, Lawrence, KS 66049.
Source: Kansas City Star, The (MO) – Sunday, October 18, 2015