Marian Jean “Jeanie” Ware, passed away Friday, December 24, 2021 at her home in Otsego, Michigan.
She was born March 2, 1934 in Morris, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph and Breta (Nelson) Auffert. Jeanie worked part-time at Palo Verde Hospital in Blythe, CA as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). She was currently working at the age of 87 and was looking forward to retiring in April 2022.
Throughout her life, Jeanie enjoyed sewing, art work, piloting small aircraft, scuba diving, woodworking, upholstering and leather crafting.
Surviving are her children, Russell E. Pumford, Debra Dee, Marcia Vincent and Nancy Warner; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer (Jake) Hogan, Jaclyn (Shawn) Steinike, Nathan Loudin, Jessica (Wayne) Pearish and Russell E. Pumford III; 6 great-grandchildren along with several extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Russell D. Pumford and Darrel D. Ware; sister, Jeanette Nelson and her half-brother, Edward D. Royston.
According to her wishes cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the Pullman Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor William Richardson officiating at 655 52nd St., Pullman, MI 49450.
Burial of ashes will take place in Minnesota at a later time.
Contributions in memory of Jeanie may be made to ADRA .
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.