Charlott “Char” Ware

Charlott “Char” Ware

Charlott “Char” Ware, 72, died on September 3, 2020 with her husband and daughter by her side after a nearly seven-month battle with metastatic biliary cancer.

  Charlott Rae Johnson was born in Dodge City, Kansas, on October 13, 1947 to Leland and Margaret Johnson. The oldest of four children, she developed her markedly strong work ethic on her family’s farm in Wright, KS. She graduated from Dodge City High School in 1965, and from the Wesley School of Nursing in 1968. Over her nursing career she developed a specialization in hemodialysis, and she met her husband, Dr. Frederick Ware, in their work together on the dialysis unit at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.

  She dedicated her life to serving and supporting her family and community, participating actively in organizations including the Fine Arts Boosters at Blair High School, the Washington County Historical Association, and the Fort Calhoun Women’s Guild. She will be remembered for her open heart and home, her fierce dedication to the people she loved, her stubborn independent streak, and her courage and uncompromising integrity in her beliefs.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, sons Benjamin and Nicholas Ware, and stepdaughter Mary Treloar. She is survived by her husband Dr. Frederick Ware; daughter Andrea Ware-Medina (Patrick); stepchildren Fredrick Ware (Julie Cates), Sally Waters (Susan), Tom Ware (Naomi), and Dana Willett (James); sisters Marsha “Johnnie” Terry (Glenn) and Jan Stickney (Dr. Randall); brother Paul Johnson (Cynthia); many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and a great grandchild.

  Due to Covid-19, services will be private and for family only.

 Char requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be offered in her memory to the Star Equine Rehabilitation program of the Nebraska Humane Society,
or to the Visiting Nurse Association


  • Tina Posted September 6, 2020 3:00 pm

    My deepest condolences to Char’s family. She was the kindest and caring person who was my daughter’s nurse many years ago. Rest In Peace Char.

  • William Palmer Posted September 6, 2020 4:18 pm

    Fritz and Andrea,
    Leslie and I were saddened to hear today of Char’s passing.
    She’ll be missed by all whose lives have been touched by this most special Lady.
    We’ll keep you in your thoughts and prayers and keep her memory in our hearts.
    Bill and Leslie Palmer

  • Pearl Thunn Posted September 7, 2020 8:53 am

    In memory of Char, at the Museum and Woman.s Club was a good treasurer of both. Love you all Pearl

  • Johnnie Terry Posted September 7, 2020 9:50 am

    To my big sister, I love you and will remember you forever. You have been a friend, companion, advisor, farm worker beside me, and we have shared good and bad. You asked that we save space for you, and frankly, no one else fits your “space”. You have helped so many who crossed your path, even when you didn’t have strength to carry on. What a shining example in many ways. Rest in peace now your work is done. But we will remember……

  • Natalie Dowty Posted September 7, 2020 10:19 am

    I regret that I only met Char once, in a group. Even then, I could see how special she was. Mostly I felt her shining through the lives of those who loved her, her open-hearted energy buoying and sustaining those around her. A treasure. I am deeply sorry for your loss. May the power of Char’s love comfort you and bring you peace. Natalie Dowty

  • Denton & Vickie Marrs(Rempel) Posted September 7, 2020 4:20 pm

    Praying for the Ware & Johnson family. May God comfort you in your loss.

  • Debra Banark Floreani Posted September 8, 2020 11:30 am

    I am saddened to hear of Char’s death. She was a Dialysis Nurse and cared for my father Lloyd Banark in the early 70s I was also a nursing student at Clarkson during this time. A life gone way to soon.

  • Jill Moss Posted September 9, 2020 1:19 pm

    Char was one of my best & hard working, kind hearted & loving hands volunteers for the NHS Star Equine Horse Program. She dedicated MANY Saturday mornings feeding & shoveling manure for our equine friends. They equally loved her! Char & I later bonded over my husband’s Kidney failure/dialysis & finally a transplant. Her knowledge & love was invaluable to me SO many times. I will sincerely miss her in so many ways! Including her very genuine friendship & smile.

  • Mary Alice Johnson Posted September 9, 2020 2:10 pm

    I met Char when my oldest son started kindergarten and she was a resource for so many things. An amazing listener and had wonderful advice. I always enjoyed visiting and working with her. She was a treasure!! My heartfelt thoughts for all of you.

  • Jan and Randall Sticlney Posted September 10, 2020 4:34 pm

    Our love and prayers to all who knew and loved Char.

  • Ron and Linda Ferring Posted September 14, 2020 10:09 am

    Fritz and family – We are very sad to learn of Char’s passing. The bluebird trail at Turkey Creek will be lonesome for this warm special lady. We miss you there. Ron and Linda Ferring

  • Pat Rusnak Posted March 8, 2021 4:59 pm

    Worked with Char and Dr. Ware at Clarkson hospital.. Mazie and I worked with both of you. My condolences to you Dr. Ware

  • Jean adair Posted April 23, 2021 10:30 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss . I worked with Char at Clarkson hospital. She was so kind and caring. God bless

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