Juanita Elizabeth Jackson Ware, a retired teacher in the St. Louis Public Schools, died Monday (Aug. 27, 2001) of a heart attack at SouthPointe Hospital. She was 79 and lived in Florissant.
A native of St. Louis, Mrs. Ware graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from what is now Harris-Stowe State College, where she was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
Mrs. Ware taught briefly in St. Louis before she married her childhood sweetheart, Lonnell T. Ware, in 1947.
Just 10 months after the birth of her first child, a daughter, she gave birth to triplets. Two years later, Mrs. Ware gave birth to twins, one of whom died at birth.
While raising her children, Mrs. Ware resuming teaching in 1954 at the old Bates School in the St. Louis Public Schools. When that school was closed, she was transferred to Cote Brilliante Elementary School, where she taught until she retired in 1985.
Mrs. Ware often invited her students to her home to meet her family on the weekends, said her daughter, Gail Holman of Wilmington, Del.
Mrs. Ware often sewed clothes for her family and also was talented at knitting, embroidery and crotchet.
Visitation will be Tuesday at Eddie Randle & Sons Funeral Home, 4600 Natural Bridge, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens in Pagedale.
In addition to her husband and daughter, among survivors are a daughter, Hattie Ware-Jones of Los Angeles; three sons, Lonnell Ware and Grant Ware, both of Florissant, and Gregory Ware of St. Louis; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) – Sunday, September 2, 2001