Floral 17


LaDonna Ware

February 11, 1943 ~ May 9, 2018 (age 75)

LaDonna Louise Ware was born February 11, 1943, to William Versal and Grace LaVon (Ridgway) Miller, in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  She passed away at Jefferson Place in Pella, on May 9, 2018. 

LaDonna was a 1961 graduate of Albia High School.  She was united in marriage to George E. Ware on September 2, 1962 at The church of the Brethren in Ottumwa.  To this union they were blessed with two children:  Melody and Floyd.  Donna worked at Pella Regional Health Center as a dietician’s aide.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband George, her daughter Melody and Frank Utterback of Otley, her son Floyd and Linda Ware of Otley, her grandchildren: Jerret and Jessica Utterback and Tanner Ware, her great-grandchildren: B’lana, D’lyla, and K’leia Utterback, her brother Dr. Keith and Jamie Miller, and her nieces and nephews.

LaDonna was preceded in death by her parents. 


Story about us when I took Donna out for dinner:

It was a Saturday night in the summer.  Donna came home from work and asked if we could go out and I said okay.  Let me go in and change my clothes and clean up.  She came back out, and I was still cleaning the yard.  She came out with clean clothes on, and came over to me and said she was ready.  She hollered for the kids to get them ready.  I told her they could go like they were.  Well you need to get cleaned up and change your clothes. She said, where are we going, McDonalds or the A&W root-beer stand? I said neither one.  I grabbed her arm and took her around behind the garage where I had the grill going.  I said here, I’m taking you out for supper - hotdogs and chips.  I never said let’s go to McDonalds or A&W to eat, I said I was taking you out for supper. . .  she about killed me.

Donations may be made to:

Jefferson Place
413 Jefferson Street, Pella IA 50219

Wesley Life Hospice