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.