Mary Cadman Gregory Weathersbee long time Lake Wales resident, died peacefully of natural causes surrounded by family on Saturday, April 20, 2013. She was 100.
Mrs. Weathersbee, the daughter of Colan Lynn Gregory and Sarah Evelyn Chiles, was born in Richmond, Virginia, on November 8, 1912. She was preceded in death by her siblings Lynn Chiles Gregory, Evelyn Carter Landram, and Martha Elizabeth Fadeley. Reared in Richmond, she graduated from John Marshall High School and attended business school.
She was married 49 years to Frank Weathersbee, Jr. (deceased). He was the area representative for Seaboard Coast Line Railroad for 44 years. After briefly living in Cincinnati and Sanford, FL, her husband's business brought them to Lake Wales. Mrs. Weathersbee was active in the Lake Wales community all her adult life, enjoying many years of playing bridge, sewing circle, and volunteering in many community activities, most recently volunteering at the Lake Wales Hospital Gift Shop and her church, First Baptist Church of Lake Wales, and working at the election polls.
Keeping up with current events and politics, cooking, and sewing have always been her hobbies. The Centenarian's family includes two daughters, Sara Beth White of Naples, FL, and Gail Jane Hassler (deceased) and her husband, John Douglas Hassler of Tallahassee, FL, four grandchildren, Dr. Ransey Parquette Boyd and her husband Charles Everett "Rett" Boyd, III, of Tallahassee, FL, Judson Gregory White of Naples, FL, John Douglas Hassler, Jr., of Tallahassee, FL and Sara Camille Hassler and her husband Kevin John Deak of Tallahassee, FL, and two great-grandchildren, Peyton Parquette Boyd and Charles Everett Boyd, IV, of Tallahassee, FL and dear family friend Ginny Ezell Metzler of Lakeland, FL.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the old sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Lake Wales, on Central Avenue, at 1:30, followed by the funeral service at 2:00. Interment will be held at Lake Wales Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Meals on Wheels program at Lake Wales Care Center, First Baptist Church of Lake Wales, or a
Marion Nelson Funeral home is handling the arrangements.
Published in Ledger from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2013