Frances K. “Fran” Weber, age 95, of Irvington, Illinois, passed away at 12:25 P.M. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born on April 9, 1924 in Clinton, Kentucky, the daughter of James and Allie Mae (Harris) Klapp. She married Lawrence Page Yates in 1942 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and he preceded her in death on September 17, 1972. She married Leonard Fred Weber on May 3, 1978 at Friedens United Church of Christ and he survives her in Irvington, Illinois.
In addition to her loving husband of 41 years, Mrs. Weber is survived by her daughter, Joy Stephenson and husband Robert of Gilbertsville, Kentucky; son, James Yates and wife Debra of Union City, Tennessee; stepsons, Larry Weber and wife Kathy of Nashville, Tennessee and Glenn Weber and wife Brandy of Duck River, Tennessee; 13 grandchildren including her two special granddaughters, Brigett Joy and Rachel Reeve; many great-grandchildren; 1 great great-granddaughter and sister-in-law, Judy McClure of Clinton, Kentucky.
Mrs. Weber was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 30 years, Lawrence Page Yates; son, Joe David Yates; granddaughter, Justine Reeve and brother, Karlis McClure.
Mrs. Weber loved her church and was a long-time member of the Friedens United Church of Christ in Irvington, Illinois. Mrs. Weber was a member of St. Mary’s Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, Centralia Women of the Moose Chapter # 223 and Centralia Veteran of Foreign Wars Post # 2055 Auxiliary. Mrs. Weber loved tending to her flower gardens in her backyard. She was known as a great cook and when she was younger, she made pies at her mom’s restaurant in Clinton, Kentucky. She enjoyed traveling and dancing with her husband Leonard. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her husband, children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Weber was a homemaker and housewife. Earlier in life, she was a floor lady at Perry Morris Seed Company in Mayfield, Kentucky. She lived most of her life in Irvington, Illinois.
Celebration of Life Services for Mrs. Frances K. “Fran” Weber will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 6, at Friedens United Church of Christ in Irvington, Illinois with Pastor Stacy Tate officiating. Interment will follow in Friedens United Church of Christ Cemetery in Irvington, Illinois. Family and friends may visit with Mrs. Weber’s family from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 6, 2020, at Friedens United Church of Christ in Irvington, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Weber’s honor to the Friedens United Church of Christ Building Fund in Irvington, Illinois and will be received by the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home at 134 South Elm Street in Centralia, Illinois. Please view the online obituary, send condolences or share memories with Mrs. Weber’s family at www.moranfuneralhome.net or on Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
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Friedens United Church of Christ Building Fund
307 South Third Street Irvington, Illinois 62848, AL