Bessie Ware, best known as “Marie,” 81, of Carrollton, passed away Monday, Jan. 15th, 2018, at Community Hospice in New Philadelphia, Ohio.
Marie was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 8, 1936, the daughter of the late John Darbyshire and Frances (Holcomb) Calloway. Bessie was a long-time board member of Haracutus and an active member of the St. Martin Lutheran Church in Malvern.
Bessie is survived by two sons, Robert (Diane) Wirkner of Carrollton, and Dale (Barbara) Brodbeck of Columbus; daughter, Rea (Randy) Bondor of Canton; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Fletes Ware; two sons, Karl and Thomas Wirkner; and a brother, George Darbyshire.
Funeral services will be held in the St. Martin Lutheran Church, Malvern, Friday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. with Pastor A. Wallace Anderson, officiating. Calling hours will be held Thursday, 5–7 p.m. in the Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home, Malvern. Per her wishes, cremation will follow with burial in Trinity Cemetery in Belington West Virginia. Friends may express condolences online at www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.
Source: News Leader, The (Minerva, Malvern, OH) – Tuesday, January 16, 2018