September 20, 1923 to February 12, 2021
Betty Ann (Kerby) Weaver, 97, of rural Glenwood, Missouri, passed away at the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, Missouri, on Friday, February 12, 2021.
The daughter of Eugene Harold and Cuma Hildred (Gosser) Kerby, she was born on September 20, 1923, in Appanoose County, Iowa. Betty was raised on the family farm south of Glenwood, Missouri, and graduated from the Lancaster High School, where she loved playing varsity basketball. On December 12, 1943, in Kirksville, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Harold Clayton Weaver, and to this union four sons were born, Dennis, Jeb, Rocke, and Larry.
Betty is survived by her four sons, Dr. Dennis Weaver and wife, Jana, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Jeb Weaver and wife, Becky, of Glenwood, Missouri, Rocke Weaver and wife, Joanie, of Shawnee, Kansas, and Larry Weaver and wife, Belinda, of Lancaster, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Dr. Holli and Vincent Careswell of Lake Winebago, Missouri, Dr. Kerby and Lindsay Weaver of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Rachel and Dr. Kelly Burchett of Kirksville, Missouri, Joshua and Raven Weaver of Glenwood, Missouri, Brittany and Clay Smith of Prairie Village, Kansas, Blair and Nick Vignatelli of Prairie Village, Kansas, Logan Weaver of Kansas City, Missouri, Tanner Weaver of Lancaster, Missouri, and Tyler and Katelyn Weaver of Centerville, Iowa; one step granddaughter, Kirstin and Anthony Gibbs of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; seventeen great grandchildren, Camden and Boston Careswell, Bennett, Maely, Briggs and Nash Weaver, Haley, Brock, and Lauren Burchett, Brody and Dally Weaver, Sawyer and Marley Smith, Jack and Hadley Vignatelli, Westlyn Weaver, Riley Mitchem; one sister-in-law, Boneta Kerby of Glenwood, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews; other family members; and many good friends.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold on October 24, 2003; and two brothers, Gordon Kerby and his wife, Wilma, and Gerald “Pedro” Kerby.
Betty was a member of the Bethel Church and also served on the Bethel Cemetery Board for many years. She was also a member of the Glenwood Community Club and was a 4-H Leader for a number of years. Betty was a licensed cosmetologist, where she owned and operated “My Little Beauty Shop” in Ottumwa, Iowa, until moving to the farm west of Glenwood, Missouri. She loved working in her beautiful garden, and was well known for her amazing tea rings and cooking skills. She and Harold loved to go dancing with many friends. She was a loving mother and her grandchildren, and great grandchildren always put a smile on her face.
Graveside services were held on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Arni Memorial Cemetery in Lancaster, Missouri, with Billy Wallace, Pastor of the Queen City Christian Church in Queen City, Missouri, officiating. Pallbearers were Vincent Careswell, Dr. Kerby Weaver, Joshua Weaver, Dr. Kelly Burchett, Logan Weaver, Tanner Weaver, and Tyler Weaver. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Arni Cemetery or Bethel Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to the family, by logging on to normanfh.com. Burial was in the Arni Memorial Cemetery in Lancaster, Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, Missouri.