Eva Weeks, 93, of Lyons NE

Eva Weeks, age 93, of rural Lyons, Nebraska passed away on January 13, 2017 at her home in rural Lyons.  Funeral Mass will be on  Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons, Nebraska.  Burial will be in the Lyons Cemetery, Lyons.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends and a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. all at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service.  Memorials too the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Lyons in charge of arrangements

Eva Weeks was born January 25, 1923 to Lee “Doc” and Pina (Barada) Beck at their home east of Rosalie, Nebraska. She grew up with two sisters, Melva and Mary Lee, and one brother, Tom Beck.

Eva was devoted to church and all activities associated with doing God’s work. She was married to Garth Redding at a younger age. This union was blessed with five children: Bob, Tom, John, Mary and Joe Redding. Eva was a totally devoted stay at home mother, raising their five children and providing whatever assistance she could to her husband and his farming career. Life can be hard at times, which unfortunately Eva had to experience, losing Garth at a very young age. Eva spent several years as a single mother, with the job of keeping the farm going for her and her family’s source of income. Those years were very hard for Eva.


After several years alone, Eva met and married Art Uhing. This was a huge blessing for both of them, as they had been in similar circumstances. Unfortunately, after several good years together, God called Art home, leaving Eva single again. She knew from what she had experienced in the past that she did not want to be that single mother again; God in his mercy for her brought her to Anton Oligmueller, a very wonderful man devoted to God and family. They were happy together for quite a period of time, but Anton had used his allotted days on earth, and was called home as well. His absence paired Eva with someone else who needed her companionship, Harold Weeks. Eva and Harold spent many joyous years together. Eva remained devoted to raising her children; she was also successfully involved with many step children and step grandchildren, sharing in their lives.


During Eva’s entire life she possessed and utilized the talent of her hands. She knitted, crocheted and tatted. She always made the most beautiful, perfect projects, giving most away to family and friends. Every one of her many grandchildren and great grandchildren received a perfectly knitted baby blanket and booties. Throughout Eva’s years, she loved camping, boating and travelling to many places. She was involved with clubs and her church her entire life. During her later years, Eva was very hard to keep home; she was definitely a get-up-and-go type of person. She loved people and people loved her. She was a very good and willing player of most any table game; you had to watch out because she wasn’t going to let you win, if she had anything to say about it.

Even with her trials, Eva enjoyed life to the fullest. God was with Eva, giving her the strength it took for her to be able to stay in her home independently, with her dog Sally, until it was time for her to go with him. She will be greatly missed by so very many family and friends that she has had a huge impact on.

Eva is survived by her children, most grandchildren and most great grandchildren; there are a few ahead of her that she will be so happy to see, letting them know for us that they are missed here on earth, and many are looking forward to their reunion someday.


Eva Weeks

Eva Weeks

About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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