celebrating life'sJourney

Roger Lee Ware

VisitationThursday, July 20, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home with a Masonic service beginning at 8:00 p.m.

ServiceFriday, July 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home


Roger Lee Ware, 59 of Higbee passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Perryville, MO.  Roger was born May 17, 1958 to Vernon and Norma Thompson Ware in Moberly, MO. On June 10, 1978, Roger married his sweetheart Susan Perkins and together they raised 4 daughters who were his pride and joy.

Roger was very dedicated to his family. He loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren and never missed any event in which they were involved. Roger was an Eagle Scout and rose to the level of Scout Master. He was a 1977 graduate of Higbee High School and attended Missouri Auction School.  He was a devoted volunteer firefighter and proudly served on the Higbee Area Volunteer Fire Department for 38 years and the Higbee R-8 School Board for 10 years. He loved hunting, trout fishing and anything involving family. He was a member of the Higbee Masonic Lodge.  Roger was also a skilled welder who enjoyed teaching others his trade.  He was always a big-hearted person and because of his donation with the help of Mid America Transplant he will be changing the lives of others and his generosity continues to live on.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

He is survived by his wife Susan; 4 daughters and sons- in-law, Julie (Brian) Dougherty of Higbee, Ashley (Jimmy) McAlpin of Higbee, Tiffany (Willie) White of Moberly and Amber (Clifton) Stockhorst of Higbee; 15 grandchildren, Hunter, Lexi, Ericka, Colby, Alie, Gracie, Justin, Shori, Austin, Darren, Addie, Madi, Cianna, Talon and Raylee; his brother Kent (Natalie) Ware and Tinker of Higbee; aunt, Charlene Redifer of Ottawa, KS; in-laws, Jody and Louise Perkins of Higbee; brother in-law Mike (Kathy) Perkins of Higbee; sister in-law, Anna Mae (Ken) Robinson of Columbia; beloved dog, Bear; nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends.

A funeral service celebrating Roger’s life will be held Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Sharon Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Masonic service beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Higbee Masonic Lodge # 527, c/o Mark Nichols, 127 Thompson St., Moberly, MO 65270 or Saddle Up for St. Jude, c/o Brenda Reed, 1003 Private Road 2913, Higbee, MO 65257.

78 Lights

  • Cliff jenningsFebruary 4, 2018, 5:23 a.m.
  • We would like to express our deep and heartfelt sympathy over the loss of Roger. What a good and kindhearted man he was. May it be a comfort to know your in our prayers.July 21, 2017, 1:48 a.m.
  • Loved this man !!!July 20, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
  • PrayersJuly 20, 2017, 6:16 a.m.
  • Great man gone to soon. Will be greatly missed. Prayers goes out to all the family. May God keep you and comfort you in this time of need. Doug, Angel, Aaron CoonceJuly 20, 2017, 5:00 a.m.

PHOTO Memorial

Show your love, Light a Lantern

There was a problem sending your comment. Please try again.
Thank you for your comment