Dr. Sheppard A. Ware, 75, of Springfield, a practicing physician in Springfield until 1944, died yesterday at St. John's hospital, where he had been a medical patient since Dec. 1. For the last 3-1/2 years he had been in failing health.
Dr. Ware, a resident in Springfield since June, 1899, was born March 7, 1872, in Brownville, Tenn. On Aug. 21, 1904, he married Miss Clara Duncan, daughter of the late Julian C. Duncan, and sister of the late Otis B. Duncan.
The doctor received his education at the School of Roger Williams and at Mehari Medical college, both in Nashville, Tenn.
He was a member of the Springfield Urban league and was employed in the state health department under Gov. Len Small and Gov. Dwight H. Green. He was a member of the Union Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife; two foster children, Lawrence Jones of city, and Mrs. Jesse Thomas, of Los Angeles, Calif., and one cousin, Mrs. A. L. Anderson of DuQuoin.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at the residence with additional services at the Union Baptist Church. The burial will be in Oak Ridge cemetery.
Illinois State Journal, Springfield, IL, 1-9-1948
Clara A Duncan Ware
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