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.
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December 30, 2021 at 11:26 am
I’m so sorry for your loss, but I am in no doubt she is singing n praising w the Lord. I knew Jeannie for 5 years and she was just a blessing to know n b around. She will truly be missed. I thank the Lord for the time that I knew her.
January 6, 2022 at 8:53 pm
Sorry for your loss. I met Jeanie about 10 years ago as a CRNA. We were able to spend time together outside the hospital and I always enjoyed every minute of talking food and health with her. Our time together was short but special and I think of her often.
Ernest Ayo, DP, CRNA
January 6, 2022 at 9:28 pm
I had the pleasure of working with Miss Jeanie as a relief anesthetist in Michigan 20 years ago. She loved talking about her B&B at International Falls, Mn. She was a good dependable practitioner. I’m glad i never lost track of her. Quite an inspiration for all of us.
Ernest Ayo, DP, CRNA
January 6, 2022 at 10:50 pm
I had the pleasure of working with Miss Jeanie as a relief anesthetist in Michigan 20 years ago. She loved talking about her B&B at International Falls, Mn. She was a good dependable practitioner. I’m glad i never lost track of her. Still working at 87! I thought 83 was a record. Quite an inspiration for all of us.
January 8, 2022 at 9:01 am
Marcia, Debra and family, we are sorry for your loss. We were saddened to hear about your mom. We had just talked about her retirement at the meeting. We didn’t know Jeanie very long, but we knew she was a very pleasant person. Sending prayers for you and your family.
Wes and Zana Williams
Sara A Cain
January 9, 2022 at 7:01 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was a sweet and loving person. I will miss my dear Mother in law. God bless you all in this time of sadness.
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