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Billie Jean Ware, 80, of Kingsland died March 4, 2010. She was born to Beakley and Agnes (McCollough) Mangum July 24, 1929, in Poteet.

She married Vernon Ware April 28, 1950, in San Antonio. She was a stay-at-home mom for many years before she went back to work for the Harlandale Independent School District, working as a secretary until her retirement.

She was a member of Bellaire Baptist Church until moving to Kingsland, where she was a member of Highland Lakes Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of Kingsland; sons Roy Ware and wife Sunnye of Waco, and David Ware and wife Joyce of Chocktaw, Okla.; daughter Linda Brown and husband Kerry of San Antonio; grandchildren Steven, Starla, Scott, Allison and Peter; two great-grandchildren; sister JoAnn Moore of San Marcos; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation was held March 7.

Graveside services were held March 8 at Mission Burial Park South in San Antonio, with the Rev. Ron Langley officiating.

An online guest register may be signed at

Arrangements are by Putnam Funeral Home & Crematory, 145 Texas Ave. in Kingsland, (325) 388-0008.