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George Ware

March 8, 1941 ~ June 16, 2020 (age 79)

Obituary

George Edmund Ware was born March 8, 1941, to Lawrence and Doris (Scully) Ware, in Ottumwa, Iowa. He may have been an only child, but he had over 100 (foster) brothers and sisters. He passed away at Wesley Life - Park Centre in Newton, on June 16, 2020. 

George graduated from Ottumwa High School.  He was united in marriage to LaDonna Miller on September 2, 1962, at The Church of the Brethren in Ottumwa.  To this union they were blessed with two children:  Melody and Floyd.  George was a laborer and held many different jobs throughout life.

George had many hobbies and interests: rock collecting, genealogy, CB radios, remote controlled boats, making fishing lures and sinkers, worms, and flying remote airplanes.  He also enjoyed fireworks, cooking, stamp collecting, making puzzles, woodworking, making crafts for nursing home residents, making plaster of paris molds, candle making, macramé, photography, trains and gardening.  George was a member of the Iowa National Guard training to drive a one-man tank. He could always liven up a room with a good joke and was known for his quick wit.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter Melody and Frank Utterback of Otley, his son Floyd and Linda Ware of Otley, his grandchildren: Jerret and Jessica Utterback and Tanner Ware, and his great-grandchildren: B’lana, D’lyla, and K’leia Utterback.

George was preceded in death by his wife LaDonna, his parents Lawrence and Doris Ware, and his parents-in-law William and Grace Miller. 

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Services

Visitation With Family
Saturday
June 20, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Church of the Nazarene
303 University Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 20, 2020

11:00 AM
Church of the Nazarene
303 University Street
Pella, IA 50219

Donations

Wesley Life - Park Centre
Newton IA

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