Barbara L. Weekly


MENDOTA - Barbara L. Weekly, 84, of Mendota passed away Dec. 4, 2018 at Heritage Health, Mendota.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at First United Methodist Church, Mendota with Rev. Mary Bohall officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 at the church. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is handling the arrangements.

Barbara was born Nov. 24, 1934 in Compton to Ralph and Elsie (Walters) Thompson. She married Roy Weekly on June 14, 1953 in Paw Paw. He preceded her in death in 2003.

Survivors include three sons, Ralph of Mendota, Tim of New Orleans and Bryan of Mendota; one brother, Larry (Phyllis) Thompson of Paw Paw; two sisters, Audrey Blobaum of Wilmington, Fla. and Bonnie Joiner of West Palm Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Kevin; one daughter, Kathryn (Weekly) Pinter; and one brother, Donald.

Barbara was a graduate of Paw Paw High School. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was involved in the theater group at church and helped assemble the newsletter. She was a seamstress and taught people to sew. She made prayer shawls and crocheted crosses for people who were baptized and new members of the church. She had worked at Aunt Mary’s Yarn and the Trouser Factory, both in Mendota. She was a member of the Mendota VFW Post 4079 Auxiliary. She was involved in women’s bowling leagues and loved to travel with her husband.

Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church.

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