Gertrude V. “Gertie” Ware, age 84, of Pinckneyville, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2007 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL.
Gertie was born November 5, 1923 in Bowling Green, MO, a daughter of Bevie C. and Laura (Hiekman) Gray. She married Nevins Clay Ware on November 24, 1946 in Bowling Green, MO and he preceded her in death on May 12, 2005. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Pinckneyville.
Survivors include one son, William Clay “Bill” (Sue) Ware of Lake Zurich, IL, one brother, Richard Gray seven sisters, Mary Sires, Hazel Kerr, Helen Gray, Dorothy Dougherty, Frances Wurtz, Gladys Wiesehan and Nellie Wiesehan and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, Pinckneyville on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. with Bro. Rick Hatley officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bowling Green, MO.
Friends may call at Pyatt Funeral Home, Pinckneyville on Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and then on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at church.
Memorials may be made to the Mary Kuykendall-Carpenter Heart Fund.