Frankie “Jo” Ware, 77, resident of Tecumseh, passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City.

Frankie “Jo” Ware, 77, resident of Tecumseh, passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City.

Jo was born on April 14, 1941, in Tecumseh to Arnold and Beulah Harmon.

She was born east of Tecumseh and graduated from Harjo in class of 1959.

Jo has been a lifelong resident of Shawnee/Tecumseh area.

She married Roy Wendell “Winky” Ware in Aug. 10, 1961, in Dallas, Texas.

Jo worked early in life at the Sylvania plant, Buck’s Western Wear, but mainly cleaned houses.

Jo attended Sharon Baptist Church and enjoyed shopping, bowling on a league and with her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Grandchildren were the focal point of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Betty Meister.

Jo is survived by husband, Wendell “Winky” Ware of the home; sons and daughter in laws, Jimmie and Dana Hopkins of Bethel; Marty Ware Sr. of Tecumseh; and Mickey and Penny Ware of Shawnee; four grandchildren, Tara Jo Hopkins, Marty Ware Jr., Briana Ware, and Christian Ware; two sisters, Virginia Thomas, and Mary Cosby; brother, Lynn and Cathy Harmon and numerous extended family and friends.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, with family gathering from 5 to 7 p.m.

Service will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, at Sharon Baptist Church with Reverend Clint Dawkins officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.