Private services for Gertrude M. Weber, 97, of Marion, who passed away March 13, at Salem Mennonite Home in Hillsboro, will be Saturday at St. Patrick’s Church in Florence.
She will be laid to rest in Burns Catholic Cemetery.
Gertrude’s life began on Sept. 15, 1922, in Burns. She was the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Uppenkamp) Olberding.
She attended Prairie Dell (Coyote) Country School and Burns High School, graduating in 1940.
Gertrude was united in marriage to Raymond Weber on Oct. 22, 1941, at Immaculate Conception Church in Burns. The couple moved to a farm eight miles south of Clements until 1946, then to a farm west of Matfield Green, followed by a move to north of Burns, and finally to their home east of Marion.
Gertrude went to work as a carpenter in 1962 in Herington with her brothers-in-law, Bernard and Wayne, where she worked for 27 years.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Florence, a member of the Altar Society and Harvest House. Gertrude loved her farm animals, selling eggs, textile painting, and being a 4-H leader for her children.
Her greatest joy was her family, which includes children Faye Taylor of Manhattan, Wayne (Jane) Weber of Marion, Charles (Beverly) Weber of Paola, and Dale (Mashawn) Weber of Florence; grandchildren Sheila Williams, Julie (Troy) Shaw, Carolyn (Mike) Bell, Brent (Cindy) Schmidt, Christina (Mike) Strauss, Toby Schmidt, Wendy (Morgan) Miller, Allison (Danny) Forsyth, Andrew (Chelsea) Weber, Larry Weber, Clint (Virgilene) Weber and Kevin Weber; 28 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; sister Louise (Jack) Hall of Wichita; and daughter-in-law Donna (Delmer) Fink.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond, son Bernard, brother James Olberding, sister Catherine Brown and son in law Ron Taylor.
Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion is serving the family. Memorial contributions in her name can be directed to Harvest House.
Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Gertrude at www.ymzfh.com.