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Shirley I. Weight

Shirley I. Weight, 88, of Loup City, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, at the Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., with the rosary being recited at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, before the Mass.

The Mass will be livestreamed on Peters Funeral Home Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/PetersFuneralHomeSP.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is assisting the family.

Shirley was born March 26, 1933, at Ansley, the daughter of Clarence W. and Rose Irene (Burnett) Rowedder. She attended school in Ansley, graduating with normal training from Mason City High School in 1950. She then taught country school at Moody Valley, Sunny Slope, Cumro and South Happy Hollow in Custer County.

She married Samuel Jacob Plumb in Aug. 1954. He died Jan. 3, 1955, of a war-related injury. She then taught at Snake Run and Lillian Districts near Broken Bow and also taught at Tufford District, near Ansley. During these years, she attended Kearney State Teachers College, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in the Spring of 1963.

She was united in marriage to Donald D. Weight on Aug. 20, 1963, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. The couple farmed north of Loup City for several years. She taught elementary school at St. Josaphat’s Catholic School in Loup City from 1964 through 1969. She then taught elementary school at Loup City Public Schools from 1969 until her retirement in 1997.

In 1994, she received the Educators Award presented by the Loup City Chamber of Commerce. She was the first elementary teacher to receive this honor.

In her retirement, she was a substitute teacher, tutor and she and Don, owned Middle Loup Insurance Agency, specializing in crop insurance.

She was a member of St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City, for many years.

Shirley enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, bowling and chip carving.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Cheryl and Frank Boardman of Olathe, KS and Connie Weight of Kearney; step-daughters, Donna Harrison and Debra Walter, both of Lincoln; step-son and daughter-in-law, John and Joyce Weight of Kansas City, MO; two granddaughters, Rachel and Abigail Boardman of Olathe, KS; step-grandchildren, Jeff Otto of Bronx, NY, Greg Otto of Lincoln, Kara Morris of Siloam Springs, AR, Neil Walter of Louisville, Ryan Weight of Denver, CO and Evan Weight of Parkville, MO; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; siblings and spouses, Glen Rowedder of West Chicago, IL, Letha Woodward of Dannebrog, Emma and Gerald Sweley of Grand Island, Kenneth and Diane Rowedder of Anchorage, AK, Judith Bourland of Grand Island and Daniel and Carol Rowedder of Lexington; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jacob Plumb; husband, Donald Weight on Nov. 3, 2020; and brothers, Arthur Rowedder of Ansley and Ronald Rowedder of Kearney.

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My condolences to Shirley's siblings and family. My brother Lonnie and I were neighbors and went to school with most of the Rowedder children. I had no idea that Shirley was involved with education so many years. She should have been proud of her many accomplishments.

Deanna Wrasse Gustavson of Cupertino, California Oct 3 2021 12:14 PM

Cheryl, Connie and families-our sincere sympathies, so sorry for your loss! She was a faithful servant and enriched many lives, may she rest in peace.

Mark, Kristi (Smedra) Ulferts Sep 2 2021 10:02 AM

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Ryan Weight Aug 31 2021 10:08 AM

So very sorry for your loss 🙏💜

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