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Georgia Mae Weber
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Here are several audio clips from the Memorial Service held on November 21, 2005 in Pennsylvania.
A slide show video made on the occasion of the third year since she died.
Encouragement messages dealing with her homegoing:
"A Rich Welcome" "The Great Chasm" "Exchanges" "Spreading His Fragrance"
A Tribute to my parents
A Tribute to my Dad
Steincross family website
Georgia Mae Weber, 84 years old, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 16, 2005. She was born on December 31, 1920 in Harwood, Missouri to the late George Washington and Nellie May Charles Steincross. She grew up there, graduating from Harwood High School and Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas.
In 1942 she moved to Kansas City, Missouri and worked for the Hallmark Card Company. It was in Kansas City that she met the love of her life, her husband of 53 years, Eugene Clark Weber who died in 1998.
She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in the Kansas City, Missouri area. For a number of years, after her children were raised, she traveled with her husband on various work assignments around the world including Communist China, being among the very earliest westerners after China reopened. For the last five years she lived with her son Stephen and his family of Mount Joy, PA.
She is survived by her son Michael G. Weber of San Francisco, California, his daughter Greta and two grandchildren, Scott and Caroline; Patrick S. Weber and his wife Laverne of Easton, PA, their three children Patrick, Heidi, and Gretchen and one grandchild, Noah, and one grandchild on the way; Stephen C. Weber and his wife Brooksyne of Mount Joy and their daughter, Ester; and Carol Genelle Sankarsingh and her husband Cesar of Miami, Florida and their three children, Daniel, Karina and Carolina.
Georgia Mae with her four kids at the Steincross family reunion in August 2005.
This was her last reunion on this side.
She has one living sister, Frances, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She also has many beloved nieces and nephews spread all over the country. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by five sisters, two brothers and her daughter-in-law, Billie (Mike's wife).
Georgia Mae loved her family and the many friends she made wherever she lived and in many cases stayed in contact with. These last several years she was especially blessed by her participation in the Elizabethtown Senior Center and her friends at church. She also very much enjoyed attending the Christian Women's Club both in Missouri and Mount Joy.
This photo was taken as Mom waited for the Senior Center van in October 2005
She loved the Lord and began to follow Him as a little girl. Her children recall from earliest childhood seeing her read her Bible along with various devotional booklets such as "Our Daily Bread". She grew up in the Methodist Church and later attended Assemblies of God Churches. Since moving to Mount Joy, with her son and daughter-in-law, she has attended the Mount Pleasant Brethren in Christ.
She very much enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She was especially hospitable and as one friend put it, "One of the things I liked so much about Georgia is that I knew I could stop in at any time and she’d always make a cup of coffee and invite me to stay for a visit." She also enjoyed many board games, trivial word puzzles and TV game shows. She loved to write letters and send cards, especially birthday cards!
In 1999 approximately one year after her husband died she had a very severe fall while visiting her son in California. She had two brain surgeries followed by a very lengthy and painful rehabilitation period in which, at 78 years of age, she had to learn to talk, walk, and eat all over again. Although she had a successful recovery, this incident surely proved to be life-changing. Within the next year she would sell her home and personal belongings and from henceforth live with her children who would oversee her care.
Georgia Mae is best known for being a "people person" and loved meeting people from all over the world. She always showed such a personal interest in them and learned their names very quickly and then often wrote and otherwise stayed in contact.
With Joey, a young man from our church in New England. Mom loved people of all ages.
A wonderful illustrative example is this sentiment expressed by a boy who grew up in the church where her son Stephen, pastored in northern PA. "I remember while growing up that when your parents would come to visit, we would all get so excited. Your parents always treated us as if we were their grandchildren and they had so much love to share with us." (This "boy" is now a missionary in Peru and on hearing of her passing wrote from the field to share this. Ironically it was after attending his wedding in 1999 that she fell while returning to her son Michael's house in California.)
Georgia Mae's family is grateful for the many phone calls, visits, emails, cards, flowers and memories people have shared regarding their relationship to her. During her times of illness in the past year there was tremendous support offered by her Mt. Pleasant church family, local friends, and many friends and family from all around the country who continually called to encourage, pray, and lift her spirits.
The Memorial Service was held Monday, November 21, 2005 at 11:00 AM at the Mount Pleasant Brethren in Christ Church near Mount Joy, PA. Following the service a meal was served in the Mount Pleasant Fellowship Hall.
Interment was on April 1, 2006 at 12:00 Noon at the Green Lawn Cemetery near Schell City, Missouri. Her family and many friends from the Midwest attended to meet with Georgia's children at the Green Lawn Cemetery near Schell City, Missouri. Here's an audio of that service. Following the service a meal was served at the Harwood Community Building in Harwood, Missouri.
Her sons Michael, Stephen and Pat at the burial service near Schell City, MO
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Meal at the Harwood Community Building following the service.