Mrs. June (Durrett) Ware, 90, a resident of N. Brandenburg St. in Belington, went home to be with her Lord and savior Jesus Christ at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at her residence. She had been in declining health for the past several months.
She was born June 5, 1922, at Belington, a daughter of the late Oscar B. and Ocie (Tallman) Durrett.
On June 28, 1942, she was united in marriage at Belington to Leo Paul Ware, who resides at their home in Belington, for 70 years.
Mrs. Ware is survived by one son, Gary Ware and wife, Linda, of Belington; one sister, Pauline Loar of Belington, two sisters-in-laws, Barbara Sturm and husband, Jerry, of Porterwood, and Dorothy Ware of Belington; and a brother-in-law, George Loar of Alliance, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, her twin sister, Jean Bunner, Dorothy A. Thacker and Mary Ware.
Mrs. Ware graduated from the Belington High School with the class of 1941, and graduated from the Clarksburg Beauty Academy. Mrs. Ware worked for Eastern Aircraft in Baltimore in 1943 as a Rosie the Riveter.
Along with her husband Leo and son, Gary, she was co-owner and operator of Leo P. Ware and Son molding and dimension mill in Belington from the early 1970s until 1996, when she retired. She was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church and will be remembered for the many years she taught Sunday school and her work with children. She was a homemaker and a mother above all her earthly jobs and her family was forever in her heart. Those who knew and loved her will always have a special memory of her in their hearts.
Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home, 210 Brandenburg St., in Belington from 6 to 8 p.m. today and again on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Rev. James “Oz” Gray officiating. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery near Belington.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to the Concord United Methodist Church c/o Brian Poling P.O. Box 231 Belington, WV. 26250.
Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. June (Durrett) Ware. Condolences can be made to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com.