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Darlene Weaver b. 15 Feb 1925 Fisher, Champaign Co., IL d. 17 Nov 2018 Peoria, Peoria Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Darlene Weaver

Female 1925 - 2018  (93 years)


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  • Name Darlene Weaver  [1
    Born 15 Feb 1925  Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Nov 2018  Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Swan Lake Memory Gardens
    Person ID I12963  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2019 

    Father Avery Thomas Weaver,   b. 18 Feb 1889, Brookston, White Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1972, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Magdelina Kathryn (Lena) Ingold,   b. 14 Jul 1891, Ford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1978, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1909  Centreville, St. Joseph, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F3080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Feb 1925 - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Nov 2018 - Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit:
      Darlene Weaver, 93, of Peoria passed away at 7:30am on November 17, 2018 at Apostolic Nursing Home in Peoria. She will be remembered as “Aunt Darlene” to many nieces and nephews whose lives she impacted.

      Darlene was born on the family farm in Fisher, Illinois on February 15, 1925, to Avery and Lena Weaver. She was preceded in death by her siblings Florence Simonson, Opal Wilson, Glenn Weaver, Dorothy Birkey, Floyd Weaver and Robert Weaver. She is survived by numerous generations of nieces and nephews. Up to her final days, Darlene’s greatest joy was to have one of her little ones on her lap.

      Darlene’s family moved their belongings to Peoria County in the 1940’s in a pickup truck pulling a hay rack. She lived her remaining years here. For a number of years she, with her mother Lena had laying hens. They sold the production to a number of customers who became her friends. She is perhaps best known as the “Cookie Lady.” Many have claimed her sugar cookie recipe.

      She was a longtime member of Grace Presbyterian Church. Her relationships with numerous friends from the church were very meaningful to her. During her time at Skyline, she was extremely blessed by and thankful for the visits from the pastoral staff. Darlene relied on her personal relationship with Jesus Christ throughout her life.

      Darlene’s life has been a miracle in many ways. She was born premature, weighing under 2.5 lbs. Her incubator in 1925 was a shoe box on an open oven door. Despite disabilities and physical setbacks Darlene managed to live a complete and independent life. Through many challenges Darlene was loved by and a blessing to many.

      The family of Darlene offer thanks to the staff at Skyline for the love and care she received during her lengthy stay and OSF Hospice for keeping her comfortable in her last days.

      A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria on Wednesday November 21, 2018. Visitation will be from 10-11am and the service will begin at 11am. Burial to follow at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to Apostolic Nursing Home 7023 NE Skyline Dr Peoria, IL 61614 or Youth For Christ 4100 N. Brandywine Dr, Peoria, IL 61614. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/194825929/darlene-weaver.

    2. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/138902200/avery-thomas-weaver.

    3. [S1060] Find-A-Grave.


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