Lula Mae Weston – Manchester

Lula Mae Weston, 89, of Manchester, Iowa, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 30, 2022, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on June 25, 1932, in Indiana, the daughter of Alvah and Mary (Tinkel) Richards. Lula graduated from Sweetser High School in Marion, Indiana in 1950 and attended Marion College.  She worked as a telephone operator at Indiana Bell Telephone Company for five years before her marriage.

On March 30, 1956, Lula was united in marriage to Dean Weston in Marion, Indiana. Three children were born to this union. Lula worked for Bell Telephone in Oelwein, before moving to the farm west of Greeley in 1957. Together Lula and Dean farmed for 49 years. In 2005 they moved to Manchester.  Lula was a homemaker and a true farm wife.

Lula enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and her vegetable and flower gardening. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and entertained often. Lula was a longtime and active member of Stone Church.

Survivors include her three children, Gary (Jane) Weston of Independence; Lois (Scott) Fransen of Hiawatha, and Joyce Weston of Parker, Colorado; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Lenore Durey of Lakeville, Minnesota.

Lula was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dean Weston in 2014; her grandson, Steven Merritt in 2018; and her brother-in-law, George Durey in 2021.

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Funeral Service:  10:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Stone Church in Manchester, Iowa .

Visitation:  9:00 to 10:15 a.m., on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Stone Church, in Manchester, Iowa.

Interment: Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa

Casket Bearers: Matthew Hardy, Jonathan Hardy, David Hardy, Luke Weston



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