Myrtle Ware, 99, of Cherokee, died Sunday March 29, 2009 in the LeMars Good Samaritan Village, LeMars, following a brief illness.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com. Memorials are requested for St. Paul's United Methodist Church and the Cherokee Public Library.
Myrtle was born Dec. 12, 1909 in Remsen, to August and Henrietta (Harms) Witt. She was educated in Remsen, graduating from Remsen High School. She attended Morningside College for two years and received her teaching certificate. On May 19, 1939 she married Elmer Ware at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Myrtle taught in the Marcus and Meriden school system for 40 years and finished her career in Cherokee, retiring in 1975. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and a Sunshine Member of Charity Circle.
She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer (Aug. 9, 1984), two sisters, Vivian Witt (2008), and Mabelle Juhl (2005); a brother, Leonard "Bud) Witt (1993)
Survivors include daughters, Janet Smith, and her husband, Deloss, of Ralston, Nebraska; Pam McClaren, and her husband, Bob, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Judy Wilson, and her husband, Kenneth, of Granger, Iowa; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren