Bessie J. Weber, 96, of Geneseo, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10, at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Christopher Bushre officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. A visitation was held Monday, April 9, at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services,?Geneseo. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church,?Geneseo.
Bessie June Gradert was born on June 1, 1915, in Cornwall Township, Henry County, Illinois, the daughter of Louis and Elsie (Rahn) Gradert. She married Raymond Weber on April 27, 1935, in Geneseo. He died on Nov. 4, 1975. She farmed with her husband in Edford Township until 1961. She also had worked at Farber & Larimer Grocery, Geneseo and at Hammond-Henry Hospital. She had cleaned at St. John’s Church for many years and had also done cleaning for the funeral homes in Geneseo and for other residences in the Geneseo area. She was a member of St. John’s Church, Edford Township and the Adult Fellowship of the church, the Henry?County Farm Bureau and a bunko club. She enjoyed arts and crafts, playing cards, flower gardening, camping and fishing.
Survivors include a daughter and spouse, Roberta and Art Glazier of Geneseo; a son, Robert Weber of Cambridge; a daughter-in-law, Doris Weber of Orion; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a brother, Donald Gradert of Geneseo, and two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Stanley; six brothers and six sisters.