Corene Marie Ware 91, of Pilot Grove, Missouri passed away at Cooper County Memorial Hospital on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.
She had been a resident of Ashley Manor for several years, where she was loved and cherished by everyone.
She was born on August 11,1926 in Pilot Grove to Leonard Joseph and Lorene Meyer Kempf, and graduated Pilot Grove High School in 1944.
She married CCC Camp sweetheart Roy D.(Pat) Ware of Long Lane, Missouri on May 30, 1944.
Corene and Pat spent the first six years of married life as ranch hands in western Nebraska, she as ranch cook and he as a “real cowboy”. There was a two year break during this period to serve in the U.S Marines during WW II, mostly in California. They returned to Pilot Grove in 1950, but moved to Odessa, Missouri in 1952 to raise their family, and own and operate their business, Ware Hardware Co. Their next 25 years were spent in Brookfield, Missouri where she worked at Stanbury Uniform, participated in the Starns School Social Circle, supported their lives as a farm wife, and were wonderful grandparents to seven grandchildren, and various additional friends.
She lost her beloved Pat in 1997, but continued on the farm until moving back to Pilot Grove in 2001, to complete the circle by spending time with her Kempf Families, various childhood friends, her St Joseph’s family and greatly enlarging her circle by joining “The Red Hatters”, in addition to always loving and caring for her “new home.” She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant siblings, Mary Elizabeth and Robert Ray Kempf; sister Delores Stoeckein(Eddie); brother Virgil(Boogie) Kempf, son Robert Dean Ware; three grandchildren, Kimberly, Shorty Bob and Rusty.
Corene is survived by her sister Erma Williams of Odessa Mo; daughters Patty Dorsey of Boonville and Kathy Bayless (David) of Warsaw; son Richard Ware (Ruth Cox) of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandsons Randy Polson (Angie), Osceola Mo., Mike Bayless of Clinton Mo., Todd Ware (Kristi) of Higginsville, Mo., Tim Ware (Melissa) of Redgranite Wis., Bodie Ware (Laura) of Payson Ariz., and granddaughter Misty Ware of Phoenix Ariz.; 13 great-grandchildren Amber, Ashton, Jarett, Elaina, Nate, Sam, Isaac, Jesse, Jovi, Jade, Ethan, Jessica and Jeremy; great-great-grandchildren Leyla, Reygan, Marlena, Tristan, Parker and Logan. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all beloved.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2018 at St.
Joseph’s Catholic Church, Pilot Grove Missouri. Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by visitation from 10 til 11. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetary after the church services.
Online condolences may be submitted to www.meisenheimerfuneralhome.com.
Source: Boonville Daily News (MO) – Friday, January 12, 2018