OBITUARY - HOWARD V. WEEDA
Howard V. WEEDA, age 90, of Manhattan, Kansas died October 22, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born November 21, 1908 in Tingley, Iowa, the son of G. B. and Mabel (RICHARDS) WEEDA. He was raised in Tingley.
In 1935 he was married to Opal A. OXENREIDER in Grant City, Missouri and began to farm northeast of Tingley. They moved to
Clearfield, Iowa in 1951 and he worked as a skilled carpenter. He then began his career as a meat cutter for Hy-Vee Food
Stores and transferred to Cainsville, Missouri in 1960. In 1961 he was promoted to manager and continued in that position
until his retirement in 1973.
Mr. and Mrs. WEEDA moved to Manhattan, Kansas in 1978.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #97 A.F. & A.M. in Bethany, Missouri, Order of Eastern Star Eagle Light Chapter #449
in Eagleville, Missouri, Blue Valley Memorial United Methodist Church in Manhattan, Kansas, had served on the school board
in Clearfield, Iowa and Cainsville, Missouri, and had also served as the mayor of Cainsville.
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Opal WEEDA of the home; two daughters, Donna McINTOSH and her husband Duane of Tacoma,
Washington, and Shirley POSLER and her husband Gerry of Manhattan, Kansas; one sister Lucy GARLAND of Des Moines, Iowa;
seven grandchildren, Nancy ASHTON, Rick, Mike and Randy BUSBY, Mark, Steve and Brian POSLER; nine great-grandchildren,
Holly, Jackie, Rikki, Marissa and Brendan BUSBY, Tiana, Spencer, Timothy and Emma POSLER; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Clarence, Ernest, Paul and Neal Weeda; and one sister Gladys
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel, Manhattan, Kansas
with Reverends Dr. E. Carolyn WILLIS and Mark WATERHOUSE officiating.
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, October 27 at the Tingley Cemetery, Tingley, handled by the Wilson-Watson &
Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa with Reverend Michael DRUHL officiating. Casketbearers were Nancy ASHTON, Mark,
Steven and Brian POSLER.
Memorial contributions may be made to Homecare & Hospice, Inc. or Blue Valley Memorial United Methodist Church.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010
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