Evelyn Weatherly, 83
Evelyn Mae Weatherly, 83, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Tiffany Square in Grand Island. A Memorial Service will be June 18, at 2 p.m. in All Faiths Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Island, with inurnment in Rose Hill Cemetery in Callaway at a later date. Dan Naranjo will officiate. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Evelyn was born in Broken Bow, Feb. 8, 1928, the daughter of John and Lila (Spencer) Piper. She received her education at Broken Bow High School.
Evelyn enjoyed camping and fishing with her family. Even after the empty nest, John and Evelyn continued fishing and camping trips. Evelyn enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, family vacations, crossword puzzles, researching and recording family genealogy records, keeping in touch with friends and family through email and Facebook, and spending time with her grandkids.
Her family will remember her selflessness and thoughtfulness, never forgetting birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions and always sending a card on the special day.
Her unconditional love could always be felt. Family and friends have cherished memories of Evelynâ€™s famous fudge, peanut brittle, grape jelly, and fried chicken. The grandkids could always count on a closetful of toys when visiting, and a night full of card games.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 60 years, John Weatherly; her children and their spouses, Linda (Jim) Lempke of Ogallala, Larry (Jo) Weatherly of Windsor, Colo., Norm (Bonnie) Weatherly of Casper, Wyo. and John Weatherly Jr. of Grand Island; sister, Helen (Larry) Hearing of Corvallis Ore.; and sister-in-law, Wanda Weatherly of Broken Bow. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Gerald, John â€śBudâ€ť and infant brother, Harold; three sisters, Louise Reichert, Shirley Criss and Ruth Call; brother-in-law, Harlan Weatherly; and brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Rita Weatherly.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Tiffany Square and Grand Island St. Francis Home Health Care Services. Condolences may be left at www.allfaiths.com
Published in the June 9 Custer County Chief.