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Elizabeth Weber
Seneca, KS

Elizabeth Weber, 94, Seneca, died Friday, May 18, 2012 at Life Care Center of Seneca.

Elizabeth was born on the family farm east of Dawson, Nebraska on July 25, 1917 the daughter of James and Elizabeth Joyce Kelly.

She attended St. Mary’s Grade School and Dawson High School, graduating in 1934. She also attended Peru State Teachers College for two years and taught at Cornell School District 33 near Verdon, Nebraska for two years.

On June 22, 1938, she married Richard M. Weber at St. Mary’s Church in Dawson, Nebraska.

They lived at Hebron for a short time and later at Hanover, Kansas; moving to Seneca in 1949 where she has lived since.

In 1966 Elizabeth began to work for the Seneca Free Library as the Librarian and retired in 1987 as the head Librarian.

She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church and the St. Ann’s Alter Society in Seneca. She was a member of the B.P.W. in Seneca.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Joyce and Larry Becker and a Sister Eleanor Bourke.

She is survived by her children, Barbara (William) Oppy of Fort Collins Colorado, James (Judy) Weber of Loveland Colorado, Patricia (Lawrence) Schmelzle of Estherbrook, Wyoming, Richard Weber of Seneca and Janet (Jan) Weber of Sabetha;7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, May 21, 2012 at 2 PM at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dawson, Nebraska. A rosary will be prayed on Sunday at 4 PM at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

Memorials may be left in Elizabeth’s memory to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School or St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund at Dawson, Nebraska.

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