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Mary Lou Weaver - 84

8/22/1935 - 1/1/2020


Mary Lou Weaver, age 84 of Colchester, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.  She was born August 22, 1935, in Industry, to John and Florence Sharpe Heaton.  She was united in marriage May 5, 1956, in Colchester to Marion Weaver.

Surviving to mourn her passing is her Husband of 63 years, Marion, Colchester; 2 Sons, Mike (Beth) Weaver, Colchester; Scott Weaver, Blandinsville; 4 Daughters, Marsha Weaver (Bill Miller) Lafayette, Indiana; Mablene Krueger, Arlington Heights; Millie Shields, Colchester; Missy (Allan) Hirst, Littleton, Colorado; 7 Grandchildren: Wayne (Julie) Phelps, Briana (Andrew) Perry, Kristin (Eric) Haines, Kaila (Glade) Mason, Amanda (Robbie) Hocker, Chris (Megan Porter) Weaver, Matt (Breann) Weaver, Numerous Great Grandchildren; 2 Sisters, Dorla Harman and Betty Kost; 1 Sister-In-Law, Janet Heaton; many Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces/Nephews, Cousins, and many others that Mary Lou considered family.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents; 4 Sisters, Mabel Allen, Leona Henry, Jean Gallagher, Dorothy Sue Rumsey,  and 1 Brother, Larry Heaton.

Mary Lou worked at the McDonough County Health Department for over 15 years as an in-home homemaker.  Mary Lou and Donna Clauson cooked for the Colchester Lions Bingo nights for many years and then prepared meals for auctions held by Hughey Martin.  She was very active in her family’s life, attending and helping out at all of her kids’ events at the Tennessee United Methodist Church, Colchester Schools, and many other activities.  She was a past member of the Majorville Women’s Club.  Mary Lou enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, sewing, flowers, animals, playing cards, playing slot machines, and country music.  She instilled her strong work ethic into her kids and grandkids.  Mary Lou’s family was the love of her life. The family would like to thank everyone who helped care for her throughout the past few years.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Jim Clayton.  Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Colchester Rescue Squad of the Colchester Fire Protection District.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Monday

10:30 A.M. Tuesday at the funeral home


  • Tonya Sutton

    on 01/04/20

    Marion and Family, So sorry to hear of Mary Lou's passing. My deepest sympathies and prayers go to y'all ❤️
  • Marsha McCormick

    on 01/04/20

    So sorry for you loss.    Deepest sympathy & prayers to you all.

  • Stanley L Burton

    on 01/04/20

    Marsha and Joe Wayland saying their deepest sympathy you are in our prayers and thoughts
  • Stanley L Burton

    on 01/04/20

    Stanley Burton send his deepest regards you are in my in my thoughts and prayers
  • Sandy Andrew

    on 01/05/20

    I'm so sorry for your loss!! What a wonderful sweet lady! My memories go backward back to grade school when she made a candy wreath for Scotties class at Christmas. We've been neighbors and friends along the way. She will be dearly missed by her kids grandkids and community!!
  • The Harper Girls

    on 01/05/20

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time..May God surround you with His loving arms..

    Kathy and Mick Waters, Marilyn and Ronnie Smith, Debbie and Eldon Derry, Melinda and Dan Horton and families..

  • Bert and Darlene (Beck) Whalon

    on 01/07/20

    Thinking about all of you during this difficult time!  I'm sure you have many wonderful memories that will carry you through all of this!

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