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 www.nehumanesociety.org/adopt/horses/star-equine-rehabilitation.html,
or to the Visiting Nurse Association www.vnatoday.org/