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Leona Marie Ware, 59, of Patriot, IN, passed away at 08:47 AM, Thursday, June 14th, at Leconte Medical Center in Sevierville, TN. Leona was born in Indianapolis, IN on May 5, 1959, a daughter of the late Betty Marie (Pringle) and Leonard Swango. Leona attended Switzerland County High School. She worked at Graham Packaging in Florence, KY. Leona was the wife of Dimmett "Eddie" Ware. Leona and Eddie were married at the Patriot Baptist Church on May 5th, 1982. Leona loved her family and all were welcome in her home.
Leona is also survived by her husband, Eddie Ware, of Patriot, IN; by two daughters, Angelena Colen (Shawn), of Patriot, IN and Kendra Waterman (Steve), of N. Palm Beach, FL; by grandchildren; Tyler, Raven, Keegan, Whyatt and Morgan; by three sisters, Della Poore, of Indianapolis, IN; Linda Julian, of Missouri and Betty Jo Swango, of Patriot, IN; by four brothers, Lawrence Johnson, of NM; David Kerby, of AL; Robert Pringle, of Seattle, WA and Vernon Swango, of East Enterprise, IN; by sister-in-law Bonnie Robinson, of OH.
Funeral services will be 1 PM, Tuesday, June19th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Friends are invited to call Tuesday 11AM-1PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery in Patriot, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the family or charity of choice. marklandfuneralhome.com