Little about us.

It was back in 1964 when we first opened our doors not knowing where it would takes us. We only knew that we were committed to provide a level of care to those in our community.   As we worked to meet this goal time has ushered us into our 50th year as the oldest name in funeral service in the Midland community.  We may not know where the next 50 years will take us but we know that being true to our commitment is the foundation of our success and encourages us to improve each and every day.  We cannot measure the trust placed in us by the families we have served over the years, we can only express to them our deepest appreciation for allowing us to be there for them.

Ware Smith Woolever History


Our Valued Staff

Richard C. Ware

Richard C. Ware, Founder


Mr. Scott R. Ware

Mr. Scott R. Ware, Funeral Director - Owner

Wayne State University's School of Mortuary Science
30 Years Licensed Funeral Director
30 year member of the Midland Lions Club
scottware@wswfh.com


Mr. Kirk R. Ware

Mr. Kirk R. Ware, Funeral Director - Owner

Wayne State University's School of Mortuary Science
DePaul University - Master of Finance
Central Michigan University
18 Years Licensed Funeral Director
kirkware@wswfh.com


Mr. Aaron G. Stiner

Mr. Aaron G. Stiner, Funeral Director

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science
22 years Licensed Funeral Director
aaronstiner@wswfh.com


Mr. Richard J Struthers

Mr. Richard J Struthers, Funeral Director

Wayne State University's School of Mortuary Science
40 Years Licensed Funeral Director
Warren County Technical Institute
Northwood University
Retired Fire Fighter - Reese Fire Rescue
richstruthers@wswfh.com


Mr. Gary L Johnson

Mr. Gary L Johnson, Family Counseler

48 Years Family Counselor
Member of the Masonic Lodge - 32nd degree Mason
Midland Area Shrine Club
Shriner's International - Bay City Consistory
45 year member of the Midland Elks Lodge #1610
garyjohnson@wswfh.com


Mr. Richard L. Ratell

Mr. Richard L. Ratell, Media Director

Saginaw Valley State University - BA
16 years Media Director
rickratell@wswfh.com


Mike Struthers

Mike Struthers, Funeral Assistant


Jeanne Welch

Jeanne Welch, Pre Need Counseler

NFDA Certified Pre Planning Consultant
Licensed with State of Michigan
Member of St John the Evangelist Catholic Church - Fenton