Freda Mae Ware, age 82, of Constantine, Mich., passed away Monday, June 8, 2009, at her home.
She was born on Jan. 31, 1927, in Cromwell, Ind., a daughter of George and Ethel Marie (Smith) Hawn.
On June 16, 1950, she married Harry Junior Ware in Constantine. He preceded her in death Jan. 24, 2008.
Freda enjoyed camping and spending time at Gun Lake as well as gardening and canning.
Surviving are her sons Terry (Peggy) Ware, Constantine and Steve (Deborah) Ware, Constantine; grandchildren Angela Ware, Amy Ware, Rachelle (Cody) Caswell, Ashley Ware, Thomas Ray Ware Jr. and Joshua Ware; step-grandchildren Jeffrey Ellis, Jason Ellis and Jeremy Ellis; great-grandchildren Haley Ware and Caiden Caswell; step-great-grandchildren Emily, Faith, Austin and Jeremiah Ellis; brothers Bud (Lorette) Hawn, Cromwell, Ind., Donnie (Peg) Hawn, Wauwaka, Ind., and Carl (Nancy) Hawn, Constantine; sisters Lydia Martin, Centreville, Donna (Roger) Ott, Mooresville, N.C., and Lavonne (Delbert) Lynn, Cromwell; and sister-in-law Vivian Holderbaum, Syracuse, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Tom Ware; and two sisters, Mary Kline and Kathryn Emmons.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Health Hospice, 222 S. Main St., Three Rivers, MI 49093. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.