Mary Kathryn “Kay” Webb Weber died November 9, 2021, in Richmond, Indiana, and will dwell in the House of the Lord with her Heavenly Father forever.
Freed from the pain of crippling arthritis, there is only room for rest. I have written my obituary in 2020, so that I can share my own story. Born June 4, 1929, to parents, Lee Webb and Myrtta Lee Baker Webb, I became a sister to Donald Eugene Webb, all deceased. Many years of my life I was half of a whole – Charlie was the other half. If you knew him, remember his devotion to his church, family, Masonic Lodge, Masonic Glee Club, and friends. He was a special person. Marriage to Charles Walter Weber at Trinity Lutheran Church on September 27, 1950, started a fantastic adventure that lasted 65 years. Becoming a Registered Nurse at Reid Hospital School of Nursing was a fulfillment of a long-held dream. During my early nursing career, I was a Public Health Nurse in Richmond, school nurse, an American Red Cross nurse, and a “nurse mother” to our children. Life took the family from Webster, Indiana, to Lafayette, Indiana, where I was a nurse at Purdue University Health Services. Next, Cleveland, Ohio, became our home, and I was a night duty Emergency Room Nurse for several years. Returning to Richmond, to care for my elderly parents, I was charge nurse of the Community Blood Center and then the Occupational Health Nurse for Belden Corporation in Richmond. Early retirement led to the opening of “The Candy Jar” in Centerville, Indiana, that supplied fudge and caramel corn to local craft shows and street fairs in the local neighborhood for 20 years. Retired again. Answering an ad in a journal, I became an R.N. with the medical staff in Denali National Park, Alaska, and was on duty in Alaska on my 70th birthday. Wonderful position to care for park visitors from all over the world. Denali Park is 4248 miles from Richmond. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in 2000 and completely retired to Sebring, Florida, for sunshine, making quilts with my delightful friend, Doris Smith, floating in the pool, and golf for Charles.
I am survived by my children, Charles Michael (Debbie) Weber, D.D.S. of North Royalton, Ohio, LeAnne (Dean) Miller of Lewisburg, Ohio, Mark Weber (Karla Weidekamp) of Indianapolis, Indiana, Lynette (Scott) Thomas of Richmond, Indiana, and Laurel (Steve) Tye of Sebring Florida. Of these children, I have enjoyed watching seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren grow and thrive. Andy Dunlap is a beloved extended member of my family, too.
Returning to Richmond from Florida after Charles joined his Heavenly Father in 2016, Cambridge Square has become a comforting lifestyle. Thank you, Jim, Jenny, Gary, and Shirley, my special daily helper. Thank you, Maxine, Janet, Edna, Nancy, Peggy J. and “Daily Doris,” who phoned every morning to jump start my day. You are all cherished friends.
There is no room for sorrow when a life has been full with 65 years of a husband’s love and children that have shared their love and joy with me. Celebrate with me knowing I joined Charlie in eternity after 92 years of a good life.
May the peace that passes all understanding be with you all. Send flowers to a living person you have neglected and love well the living. – Mary Kay Weber, R.N. Last Tag
A Celebration of Life for Mary Kathryn “Kay” Webb Weber will be held in the spring. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.