Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Anna T. Weaver, 93 of Ashland, NE passed away, Thursday, March 29, 2018 at South Lake Village in Lincoln, NE. She was born February 8, 1925 in Craig, IA to Johann & Maria (Gerdes) Groenjes. She attended Craig Public School in Craig, IA. On April 5, 1947 Anna was united in marriage to William R. Weaver in Ashland.
Anna went to work as a dishwasher at the Gateway Inn formerly on Hwy 6 when she was 18 years old. She spent many years cooking there before taking over as the owner in 1970. She was known to have the best home cooked meals in the area, especially her fried chicken. In the summer of 2005, Gateway Inn’s final dinner service for the chicken fried steak special had local patrons coming in droves for one final meal. On August 20, 2005 an auction was held; Anna’s official retirement day after more than 60 years of service.
She was a 69 year member of the American Legion Post #129 Auxiliary and a member of Word of Hope Lutheran Church in Ashland.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Susie Weaver of Waverly, NE; grandchildren, Michele (Scott) Walker of Minneapolis, MN, Michael (Stephanie) Weaver of Omaha, NE; great-grandchildren, Lily & Greyson Weaver of Omaha; siblings, Marion Barnes of Ashland, NE, Gertrude Remmers of Lincoln, NE, Christine Tillman of Ashland, NE, JoAnn (Harold) Horton of Bluejacket, OK, Robert (Lynn) Groenjes of Omaha, NE.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Weaver, son, Dennis Weaver; sisters, Lena and Betty Lou; brothers, Johann Jr. and Gerhard; parents, Johann and Maria