Ware was also a longtime secretary at the old Logan Central Junior High School and was a vital part of the Logan Emergency Ambulance Authority as well.
The council chamber where the Logan City Council meets has been named in her honor for many years. Many people were stunned at the news this morning.
"I have known Sis Ware all my life. I don't know where I could begin explaining all she did for this organization," Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Authority Executive Director Roger Bryant said this morning.
'She was president of it (LEASA's board of directors) for longer than any other sitting president in the history of the ambulance authority. She was just a very conscientious and devoted person to the ambulance authority entirely. It was almost like a love fest. All of our crews and people loved her. She certainly demonstrated her love for the authority and its employees time and time again."
Bryant said in addition to her work for the ambulance service, he had worked with Ware on projects for the city of Logan as well when she was on the Logan City Council.
"I had the real pleasure of working with her on a lot of city projects as well as ambulance projects," he said. "She was the type of person who was bright and cheery, but at the same time could maintain a business decorum. She was just a very special person. You always had fun around her, but you always got the job done too. She was very serious about taking care of business, but she had a wonderful sense of humor."
Bryant first met Ruth "Sis" Ware in his youth as a friend of her family.
"I knew her since I was about 12 years old," he explained. "I grew up on Crooked Creek and she was from West Logan, where I was in a Boy Scout troop. I got to know the Brady family through that, and you can't know the Brady family without knowing Sis. She was Brady through and through. A lot of people know her from being the secretary at Logan Central Junior High, before it went out."
Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti was one of the many people who were shocked at the news.
"We lived up on the hill together," he explained. "I never did serve (on the council) with her, but I ran with her on her and Tom Esposito's ticket. She was a very dedicated lady to this town, and she spearheaded the Christmas Square celebration, which was a very popular thing back when she was on the council.
I have known her since I was six years old. I went to school with her daughter Suzie. She helped me a lot when I got involved with politics at City Hall. When I first got on the council she told me "you don't know what you have gotten into" and she was right. She accomplished quite a bit when she was on the council. She was there over a decade.
Former Mayor Tom Esposito said he also had known Ware most of his life.
"It is just so sad to hear of her passing," he explained. "I knew her as long as I can remember. She served on the council with me. She ran with me my first time back in '87. She was such a hard worker and she really had the city at heart.
'They did not come any better than Sis Ware. She ran with me in '87 and '91 and in '95. So she was on the council for about 12 years total. She spearheaded all of the remodeling years ago at city hall and at the dedication the council named the meeting room in her honor. She was a very good person who had the community at heart. She jumped in and did the work behind the scenes and rolled up her sleeves. She didn't do it for praise or thanks, she did it because she cared. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family."
Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of Ware"s funeral arrangements.