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Merle Ware

November 2, 1958 — December 6, 2019

Merle Ware passed away unexpectedly at his home in Carthage, MO on Friday, December 6.  He was born November 2, 1958, to parents Jack and Shirley Ware of Ponca City, OK.  Merle graduated from Ponca City Senior High School and Northern Oklahoma College.

Merle was preceded in death by both parents and one son, Kyle Ware, of the home.  Merle is survived by two sons, Dionne Ware & wife Holly of Ponca City, and Wesley Ware of Carthage, MO, his sister Sharon Newman and husband Larry of Carthage, MO, 2 granddaughters, Kendall and RiLynn and 2 grandsons, Jackson and Keagan, and 1 nephew, Michael Walker & wife Ashton of Avilla, MO.

A graveside Service will be held in Merle’s honor 2pm on Thursday, December 12th, at Longwood Cemetery in Ponca City.

Services are under the guidance of Grace Memorial Chapel. Words of encouragement and messages of condolence may be left online at

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

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