Hardage - Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery

850 St Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, FL


Per her wishes, cremation rights have been accorded. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Hardage-Giddens, Saturday, September 28th from 2 to 3 pm. A reception will follow.

Renée Karen Ware

August 25, 1948September 5, 2019

Renée Karen Ware August 25, 1948 – September 5, 2019

Renée Karen Ware, 71, passed over Thursday September 5, 2019 with her loving family by her side. She was born August 25, 1948 in Chicago, IL to Elaine Gunther. She married Solomon “Bud” Ware in July of 1967. She was fortunate to live in many places including Waukegan, IL, New London, CT, Pascagoula, MS, Oahu, HI, Charleston, SC, Los Angeles, CA, Mechanicsville, MD before putting down roots in Jacksonville, Florida.

Renée’s passions were family, friends, and new adventures, crafts of all kinds, playing games, her grandchildren and especially gardening. She was known for her ability to take anything ordinary and transform it into something extraordinary from crafts to turning her yard into a plush paradise to be enjoyed by everyone who visited. One of her favorite things to do was bring everyone together for holidays, special occasions or even weekly meals. Renée had a special ability to make and maintain life-long friendships. She was much loved by family and friends from every city and state where she lived.

Renée was the eldest of two children. She is preceded in death by her Mother. Renée is survived by her husband, Bud Ware; three children, Michelle married to Scott Rossman, Carmen married to Shawn Stokes, David married to Arlen Ware as well as four amazing grandchildren Brooke Rossman, Cooper Stokes, Parker Rossman and Solomon Stokes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mandarin Garden Club 2892 Loretto Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 * (904) 268-1192.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home 850 St. Johns Bluff Rd. North Jacksonville, FL 32225 (904) 641-9755.

As Renée always liked to make guests at home, please dress in what makes you most comfortable.


28 September

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home

Service Room

850 St Johns Bluff Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32225


Renée Karen Ware

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September 6, 2019

Renee was an all encompassing wife, mother and friend. Her exuberance for life and her family was catching. You couldn't help but smile and laugh when she was around. She was a blessing to all of you and everyone she met and will be greatly missed. Her faith was strong and I know you will all be reunited with her some day. I pray your memories of her bring you comfort. Our continued thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Much Love, The Koeller's