Creston, Union County, Iowa
OBITUARY - AVA JEAN (KLINE) WEIS
Ava Jean WEIS, 81, of Afton, died Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.
Ava Jean WEIS, daughter of Forest and Ava (REED) KLINE was born on Dec. 17, 1927 in Creston, Iowa. She graduated from
Tingley High School in 1946 and then earned her teaching creditials at Simpson College in Indianola. She went on to teach
at the Arispe Elementary School and did substitute teaching later.
On April 12, 1950, she married Laurence "Pete" E. WEIS at the St. Edward Catholic Church in Afton. They lived and worked
in the Afton and surrounding areas. After their kids were all in school, she worked as an administrative assistant for
the East Union Schools. After retiring, she worked for Powers Funeral Homes. She was a member of the St. Edward Catholic
Church and the St. Edward Altar Society, both of Afton, the Lakeshore Golf & Country Club of Afton, and the Greater
Regional Medical Center Auxiliary in Creston.
Survivors include her husband, Pete WEIS of Afton; a son, Larry (wife
Karen) WEIS of Afton; two daughters, Sandee (husband Bill) LEHMAN of Waukee and Stacy (husband Steve) DAVIS of Harlan;
a daughter-in-law, Marina WEIS of Lacona; 8 grandchildren, Brett (wife Jodie) WEIS, Sara (husband Adam) EXLINE, Sheila
and Nathan VERT, Andrew and Matt LEHMAN, Curtis WEIS and Kenny (wife Cara) KOONS; 5 great-grandchildren, and many nieces,
nephews and other family.
Ava Jean was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Nicholas Edward WEIS and Scott Louis WEIS, and a brother, Reed
Interment at Saint Edwards Catholic Cemetery, Afton, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2010
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