Thursday, March 24, 2011

Vernon W. Weaver, 91, Cassville, passed away Monday, March 21, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.

He was born Sept. 6, 1919, in Butterfield, the son of William and Nonnie (Woodard) Weaver. On Oct. 14, 1947, in Dodge City, Kan., he was united in marriage to Viola Blaney, who preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 2010. Also preceding him in death were his parents and eight brothers.

Surviving include: five sons, Charles Weaver and his wife, Anita, of Cassville, David Weaver, of Exeter, Chuck Weaver and his wife, Cheryl, of Kansas, Michael Weaver, of Cassville, and Bobby Weaver, of California; a daughter, Shirley Fields and her husband, Byron, of Ozark, Ark.; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He grew up and received his education at Butterfield. During World War II, he served in the United States Army. For several years, he resided in Bellflower, Calif., where he was a master mechanic, owning and operating a mechanic shop. In 1970, he moved to Harrisonburg, La., where he worked in the oil field until his retirement in 1983. In 1993, he moved to Cassville to make his home. He had worked at the CCC Camp and built roads in the Shell Knob area.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 18 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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