Mary Lou Weaver


GALENA, Kan. - Mary Lou Weaver, age 81, passed away at 9:38 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Joplin Gardens, Joplin, Mo., following an illness.
Mrs Weaver was born October 29, 1937, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Her parents were William David and Lola Irene (Pickens) McIntosh. She was raised in Council Bluffs and as a young woman, she moved to Baxter Springs, Kan., where she lived most of her life. She had lived in Galena the past seven years.
She worked in housekeeping at Baxter Memorial Hospital, Baxter Springs. She later worked for SKILLS. She was a member of 1st Christian Church, Baxter Springs, and had recently attended Grace Community Church, Riverton, Kan.
She enjoyed meeting with the ladies of 1st Christian. She also attended a Bible study group in Galena. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, gardening, horse riding, and square dancing.
Mary was first married to Walter Peterson Jr. for 25 years.
She later married Herb Weaver for 23 years, until his death January 1, 2005.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jerry McIntosh, David "Toby" McIntosh, and William "Tex" McIntosh; and one great-grandchild.
Surviving is one son, Walter William "Buzz" Peterson III (wife, Kenna), Baxter Springs; three daughters, Roxanne Marie Eldridge (husband, Larry), Mt. Vernon, Mo., Vicki Lynn Button (husband, Charles "Bunny"), Tulsa, Okla., and Diana Lou Collins (husband, Darren), Galena; one sister, Janet "Sally" Greinke, of Dewey, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, Nikki Jo Anderson, Melissa Butler, Cory Carrick, Trenna Maples, Heather Schmidly, Dustin "Dusty" Eldridge, Josh Button, Hannah Collins, and Beau Collins; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1 - 2 p.m., Monday, March 18, at Grace Community Church, Riverton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, March 18, at Grace Community Church, Riverton. Pastor Wes Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Baxter Cemetery, Baxter Springs.
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Published on March 15, 2019
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