Katherine Ware Brower, 84

Published 2:39 pm Monday, December 4, 2023

Katherine Ware Brower, 84, passed away Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2023, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of North MS in Oxford.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6,  in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral home with interment to follow at Blackjack Cemetery in Batesville. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.

Katherine was born April 1, 1939, in Yalobusha County, to the late Edward “Bob” Vardaman and Mary Burks Ware. She was a retired factory worker, having worked at several factories around Batesville, MS. Katherine was a member and Elder of Blackjack Presbyterian Church in Batesville. She was also a longtime active member of the Batesville Lions Club. She enjoyed flowers of any kind and loved her family dearly.

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Katherine’s loving and caring memory will be cherished by her son, John Rodgers of Batesville; step-daughter, Diane Brower Parker of Texas; two step-sons, Howard Brower of Batesville,   Robert Brower of Abbeville; three sisters, Margie White (Jimmy) of Grenada,  Bettie Austin (Raymond) of Batesville, Judy Gregg (Ronald) of Batesville; two brothers, E.V. Ware (Marilyn) of Batesville, Bodean Ware of Sardis; two grandchildren, Kristin Wilson (Roy) and Jameson Rodgers (Sarah); two great-grandchildren, Hayes Wilson and Korbin Wilson.

Along with her parents, Katherine was preceded in death by two husbands, Vernon Talmadge Rodgers and Homer H. Brower; one sister, Marlene Daly; three brothers, Preston Ware, Alton Ware, Kennith Ware and one great-grandchild, Eden Wilson.