Betty Lou Ware
Betty Lou Ware, 83, a loving sister, aunt, and friend, passed from this life on Jan. 31, 2020, in Oklahoma City, Okla.
She was born Sept. 23, 1936, in Wynona, Okla., to Lawrence W. and Ruth (Smalley) Ware, and she was baptized into Christ in Pawhuska, Okla., in 1951.
As a child Betty's family lived in Henderson, Nev., where Betty spent most of her school years, graduating from Basic High School in 1955. She attended one year of college at Central Christian College (now Oklahoma Christian) when it was located in Bartlesville, Okla.
Betty worked for most of her career as a clerk-typist and a loan closing clerk, dedicating many years to the Bank of Nevada in Henderson, Nev., to the Claremore Federal Savings and Loan in Claremore, Okla., and to Select Force in Edmond, Okla. She helped care for her parents in Claremore in their later years and then moved to Edmond in 1995 to be near family.
Betty is survived by her sister, Phylis McWherter of Broken Arrow, Okla.; her sisters-in-law, Linda Ware and Virginia Ware; her nephews, Philip McWherter, David Ware, and Ryan Ware and their families; her nieces, Jamie Smith, Robin Miller, Beth Ann Astor, and Melissa Dodson and their families; and numerous great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her father and mother; her brothers, Dean Ware and John Ware; her infant brother, Charles; her brother-in-law, Baughn L. McWherter; and her nephew, Gary
McWherter.
A formal visitation with the family present will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Okla.
A graveside Celebration of Life service will be Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore, Okla.
Published on February 4, 2020

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CONNIE DENNEY GISH
Mar 23, 2020
BETTY AND I WORKED TOGETHER AT CLAREMORE FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN FOR MANY YEARS. SHE WAS A DEAR FRIEND, ALWAYS KIND AND THOUGHTFUL. A VERY SPECIAL LADY...WILL BE MISSED.
Brenda Downs (Arlene Cole’s daughter)
Feb 05, 2020
I will miss Betty’s annual Christmas card sharing updates on her family members. She was so proud of each and every one of you. I visited her briefly in her home a few months ago. She brought out her family pictures and shared where everyone worked m, where they were educated and some lovely wedding pictures. She was a blessing.
Greg and Janice Cooper
Feb 04, 2020
We love you Betty and will miss you and the love you pour on your family and extended family, which we are so thankful to be a part of.
We know you are in the presence of many family members whom we love and miss. May your family and many friends find great comfort in knowing you have found your Heavenly home. God blessed us with your life of great faithfulness and the example you shared with so many. We will miss you.