Dr. Mary Elizabeth Weare,   65, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, at her home in Bartlesville, Okla.

Dr. Weare was born in Portland May 3, 1948, the daughter of and Dr. John Henry and Emma (Tuchenhagen) Weare. She grew up and received her early  education in Burns.   She was a graduate of Lewis and Clark University in  Portland, where she received her degree in chemistry. Dr. Weare attended medical school at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland, and took her residency training in psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

She was married to John Curtiss West May 15, 1976, in Burns. They made their home in Kansas City, until coming to Bartlesville in 1981. Dr. Weare began employment with Grand Lake Mental Health Center, and  established her private practice in Bartlesville in 1982, which she maintained until her death. Dr. Weare was medical director of the Behavior Health Unit at Jane Phillips Medical Center for 25 years.

Dr. Weare is survived by her husband, John Curtiss West of Bartlesville; two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Graham of Portland, and Mrs. Elinor Bethke and husband, John of Alamosa, Colo.; three nieces, Dr. Barbara Graham, Dr. Katherine Graham and Sarah Bethke. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services for Dr. Weare were held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bartlesville. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home  & Crematory in Bartlesville, Okla.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to  Green Country Free Clinic, 500 S.E. Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville, Okla., 74003 or Price Tower Arts Center, 510 S.E. Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, Okla., 74003 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.  or share a memory of Dr. Weare at drmweare@gmail.com.


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