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Thelma Grace Ware

October 18, 1936 — May 27, 2023


Thelma Grace (Leonard) Ware, 86 of Scottdale, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2023.  Grace was born October 18, 1936 in Scottdale a daughter of the late JD and Dorothy (Stoner) Leonard.

Grace retired from the Laurel Group Press with 30 years’ service.  She was a graduate of Scottdale High School Class of 1955.

She is survived by her son, Keith P. Ware, II and wife Susan; grandchildren, Jason Ware (Erin), Zachary Ware (Erica), Melissa Hertzog (Joshua), Todd Ware (Meghan); great-grandchildren, Patterson, Ember, Liliana, and Sienna Ware, Cassidy and Reagan Hertzog, Shawn Jeffery, Osman and Stevie Ware; her brothers, Kenneth Leonard and Timothy Leonard (Sandra); her sisters, Marianne Leonard and Carolyn Maloy and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Porter Ware in 2015; a son, Gilbert Todd Ware in 2011 and her brothers, William A. Leonard, John D. Leonard and Robert F. Leonard.

Honoring Grace’s wishes, private services will be held for the family in care of GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC.,Scottdale.  Online condolences are welcome at

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