Leah Loraine Ware


March 17, 1927 - October 14, 2014



Leah Loraine Ware was born March 17, 1927 at Mount Vernon, SD to Leonard and Pearl (Baker) Roos. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1945 and attended Reynold’s Business College in Mitchell. On May 28, 1950 she married Frank Ware. She was the treasurer, manager and longtime board member of the H of MSD Federal Credit Union, presently known as the Dakotaland Federal Credit Union in Mitchell. She was employed by McFarland Supply Company, formerly John Giese & Son for twenty years and retired in 1992.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell, where she was involved in the church circles and various offices for many years.

She is survived by one son, Stan Ware, Mitchell; one daughter, RaNae (Ron) Tyrrell, Rapid City; three grandchildren: Shayne, Sarah and Kristyn and five great grandchildren: Erica, Daniel, Olivia, Morgan and Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank and one sister, Elva Ann Roos.



Friday, October 17, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, October 18, 2014
2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Lynn (Hanson) Heiter on October 19, 2014
My deepest sympathy, my heart goes out to you, Stan & RaNae and family. What a tough time to say the least... but we've been blessed with another ANGEL looking over YOU ALL.
Posted by Debby & Dave Johnson on October 17, 2014
RaNae, you and your family have our deepest sympathy. So sorry to to learn of the loss of your mom. Love and prayers from Debby & Dave
Posted by Renae Gauer on October 17, 2014
Sorry for your loss ReNae it is never easy to lose a loved one. I never met your mom but you talked of her often. She must have been a wonderful lady!
Posted by Bernie &Mary Tyrrell on October 17, 2014
RaNae & Family,you are all in our thoughts &prayers. We will see you on Sat? Love Mary & Bernie
Posted by Barry Homan on October 16, 2014
My deepest sympathies. I always regarded Leah as my "second mom" and have many fond memories. She was the most patient and happy person and believe me, Stan and I tested her patience. Someday I hope to greet her with "Hi Ma" and experience her quick smile again.
Posted by Delbert Hiemstra on October 16, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the Ware family. Had the wonderful opportunity to work with Leah at H of MSD and she was a wonderful employee. Also worked with Frank at Hormel's when it operated in Mitchell. Always remember Leah's smile and laugh!
Posted by Mick & Sonja Tyrrell on October 15, 2014
Dear RaNae, Ron, Kristyn, Ross & Family, We were sorry to hear of the loss of your mom & grandma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With Love and Deepest Sympathy, Mick & Sonja
Posted by Gail Mortensen-Korfiatis, MT (ASCP) PBT on October 15, 2014
Hey gang Gail here sorry about your loss. Leah had a heart of gold and always meant well.
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