Published on -12/1/2012, 6:07 PM
Esther Weeks, 77, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Eaglecrest Retirement Community, Salina.
She was born Dec. 28, 1934, south of Selden to Roy and Lola Vaughn. She attended the county school at Consolidated No. 2 until the family moved to Hoxie in 1944. She was a 1952 graduate of Hoxie High School.
She married Kenneth Weeks on May 3, 1953, in Hoxie. He preceded her in death. She was a waitress at the local cafe during her high school years. After graduation, she worked for a year at the H&K Appliance store as a sales clerk. In January of 1954 they moved to Hill City, where he was employed with Central Kansas Power at the new steam turbine generator plant and she was a homemaker. In 1962, she became a Stanley dealer and enjoyed giving parties in the hostess homes. She made many friends in her years of selling home products and she received several awards for her efforts. In 1987, they moved to Hays after his retirement, and they enjoyed their winters in McAllen, Texas, with their many friends from all across the county.
She was a member of the Christian Church, Rebekah Lodge, Hill City, and Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Hays.
Survivors inlude four sons, James and wife, Illa, New Strawn, Steven and wife, Julie, Bennett, Colo., Gregory and wife, Patty, Thornton, Colo., and Ronnie and wife, Julia, Coldwater; a sister, Berenice, Hugo, Colo.; her grandchildren, Alisa and Ron James and Ashley and Dan Haller, all of Manhattan, Christopher Weeks, Chad Weeks and Jessica Pegals, all of Thornton, Linette Jordall and Chris Barnard and Rachel Weeks, both of Coldwater, and Ryan Weeks and Jason Weeks, both of Denver; her great-grandchildren, Logan, Michael, Jamie, Jossalyn, and Curtis; many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and four sisters, Twila, Geraldine, Beulah, and Hazel.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Christian Church, Hoxie; burial in Hoxie Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Hoxie Christian Church.
Hays Memorial Chapel, Hays, is in charge of the arrangements.