Mrs. Ware graduated from Belzoni High School and then married James Ware, making their home in Indianola. She worked as a telephone operator for Bell South for many years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Indianola.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978; a son, George Adams; and two brothers, Paul Wooten and Clinton Wooten.
Survivors include a daughter, Jamie Ware Wooten of Greenville; a son, Michael Adams of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a grandson, Kyle Sides of Greenville and seven other grandchildren; and a brother, Derwood Wooten and wife Jean of Greenville.