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Friday, October 1, 2021

Obituary - Elnora "Ann" Weeks

Elnora “Ann” Weeks, 80, Butler, MO, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, MO. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Adrian Christian Church in Adrian, MO with visitation from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Burial to follow in Virginia Cemetery, Virginia, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to Show-Me Christian Youth Home or Adrian Christian Church.

Ann was born June 4, 1941 to John and Ruth (Lewis) Vermillion in Ft. Scott, KS. Shortly thereafter they moved to California for a few years before her family returned to Independence, MO. When young in school, Ann felt school to be a “drag” but was very involved in yearbook, student council, and several other organizations. She graduated from Blue Springs High School in 1959. Ann met Bill Weeks in 1958 and they dated off and on for several years. On January 8, 1961, she was joined in marriage to Ernest William Weeks, Jr. (Bill), in Independence, MO. To this union they had two children. They started their lives together in Kansas City, MO. After eight years, they moved to a farm in Amsterdam, MO. They lived there for seven years, raising their children before moving to their permanent home in Adrian, MO.

Ann loved her family most of all. She was the glue that kept not only the immediate but extended family together. She enjoyed all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved and cared for them and most of all enjoyed playing all kinds of games with them. She tried not to miss any activities, birthdays, graduations, or any special occasions involving family or friends.

Ann was a caring, compassionate woman who did a lot for her community. She was involved in community blood drives, elections, food pantry, hospice, and was honored in being voted woman of the year in 2007. Ann had many achievements throughout her live but her biggest accomplishments were her abundant family and marriage of 61 years. Ann was a very faithful woman who loved Jesus and was very active in the Christian Church. She was a loving, kind woman but could be feisty, too. She was always up for a good debate with anyone at any time. What she loved most of all was talking about the Bible.

Ann had several jobs throughout her life, but she was most proud of going back to college to get her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. She worked as a social worker for four years t the Bates County Health Center. She also obtained her relator license and worked for Don Ghere Realty in Butler for several years. She loved learning and would have gone to school every day of her life if she could have. When Bill retired, they traveled more and had been to every state in the U.S. They wintered in Florida in their 5th Wheel for many years until they decided to buy a winter home in Arizona. Throughout their many travels, Ann enjoyed their trip to Israel the most.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, James and John Vermillion and one sister, Marilyn Culp. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bill Weeks, Adrian, MO; one daughter, Dawn Lewis and her husband, Steve, Adrian; one son, Bo Weeks and his wife, Tracy, Adrian; five grandchildren, Ashley Turner (Aaron), David Patterson (Andrea), Ethan Weeks, Jacob Weeks, and Tommy Weeks and six great-grandchildren.