James H. “Jim” Ware, a native of Opelousas and a longtime resident of Baton Rouge, died April 17, 2012. He was 89 years old. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Katherine Rogers Ware; three daughters and two sons-in-law: Margaret Springer; Kay and Tom Matuschka; and Jane and Silton Matt, all of Baton Rouge; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Yvette Ware of Lake Charles; nine grandchildren: Aimee and Joe Patane of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; Joseph and Kelli Springer of Brusly; Jonathan Springer, Ashley Matt and Stephanie Matt all of Baton Rouge; Chris and Meagan Payne of Denham Springs; Jenni Payne of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts; Tabatha and Jared Loup of El Paso, Texas; and Justine Ware of Lake Charles; and seven great-grandchildren: Tyler, Taylor and Jaden Loup of El Paso, Texas; Leila Sons of Baton Rouge; Caleb Payne of Denham Springs; and Collin and Sophia Springer of Brusly; three sisters: Marie Anthony of Bogalusa; Moina Lucent of Escondido, California; and Jo Wallis of Dandridge, Tennessee; and one brother, Bradford “Bumpy” Ware of Rayne. Preceded in death by his parents, James H. Ware, Sr. and Amy Bradford Ware. He served as a Lieutenant in the Navy during World War II and was retired from the United States Naval Reserve. He opened his own manufacturer’s representative firm in 1960 from which he retired in 1997. Visitation at Rabenhorst East on Thursday, April 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. and at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Friday, April 20 from 9 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Interment at Greenoaks Memorial. Special thanks to Kathleen and Drema with Hospice in His Care for their assistance and devotion during the last several weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice in His Care, 3233 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 102.
Source: The Advocate.com from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2012.