Velma Ann Weber, 80, of Glenwood, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Neb. Funeral services took place Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Pelan Funeral Home in Tekamah, Neb., with Rev. Dean McPherson, officiating. Only family attended. Interment was in the Herman Cemetery, Herman, Neb. Memorials are suggested to the Glenwood Public Library, 109 N. Vine St. or Grace United Methodist Church, 112 No. Walnut St., Glenwood.
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Velma was born Feb. 3, 1933, to Adolf and Alma (Sick) Myers at their home in Hancock. She graduated from Oakland High School in Oakland, in 1951 and from Simpson College in Indianola.
On Oct. 8, 1954, Velma married George Calvin Weber in Chapel No. 1 at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. They had three sons, Calvin, Raymond and David and made their home in Glenwood, where she was a dental assistant at Weber Dental. In 1964, Velma received dental assistant training in IU sedation and ACLS and assisted Dr. George until her death. She was also an elementary school teacher to financially assist Dr. George through dental school.
Velma was an avid gardener and raised peanuts two years in a row. She loved flowers and had numerous plants around the house. She greatly enjoyed her Pomeranian that would sleep in her lap whenever she sat down. Her hobbies included collecting authentic spoons and stuffed animals. She had a unique doll collection, including one dating back to 1936. Velma enjoyed country music and played it whenever she worked around the house. She was an immaculate housekeeper and took great pride in her cooking.
Velma also enjoyed traveling to Branson yearly to see several western shows including Dixie Stampede, which eventually led to visiting Dollywood in Tennessee and getting the pleasure of meeting Dolly Parton and her family and friends. She also attended many rodeos with her family.
Velma attended Grace United Methodist Church in Glenwood regularly and had been a member of Faith Circle since 1964. She was also a life member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 141. One of Velma's goals was to have her three sons become Eagle Scouts. She was very proud when all three achieved it.
Velma leaves behind many close friends and family including numerous beloved dental patients.
Velma is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Dr. George of Glenwood; sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Calvin and Laura; Raymond; David and Louise; two grandchildren, Lance and his wife, Susanna; and Faith Weber all of Glenwood; brother and sister-in-law, George A. and Marilyn Myers of Omaha; and brother-in-law, Dr. Joseph Weber of New London, Wis.
Published in The Opinion-Tribune on Aug. 7, 2013
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