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 Elizabeth Lou <I>Gill</I> Weed

Elizabeth Lou Gill Weed

Birth
Southport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 28 Jun 1995 (aged 57)
Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Burial Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100644064 · View Source
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Elmira woman was a friend to all
By Carmen M Christie
It was the little things -- making brownies, offering rides to friends and being a good listener -- that endeared Elizabeth L Weed to everyone around her. "She was a friend, indeed," said her sister-in-law, Mildred Burns, of Horseheads. "You couldn't find a better person. My brother is going to be lost without her because she always took care of everything."
Mrs. Weed, 57, of Elmira died Wednesday, June 28, 1995, of cancer.
She had worked for several years as a nurse at St. Joesph's Hospital, Elmira, before providing home care to senior citizens.
Paul Weed, of Elmira, said his mother was a compassionate, giving person. "She always has been this way." he said, "My mom never drank or smoked or anything like that. She was an old-fashioned, stay-at-home mom who took care of the house and raised five boys."
Their home was the neighborhood hangout, Paul Weed said. "All our friends liked her and liked coming to our house. If somebody had a problem with their parents, she would say, "Come stay over here for a while," and the did, her son said.
Adam Cavanough of Elmira was one of about 50 boys who called the Weeds' house home away from home-- even today. "It was like one big family. Each of the five boys had their own group of friends who used to hang out there," Cavanough said. "Our parents knew where we were. We were either there or down at the river fishing." Mrs. Weed kept a steady supply of Kool-Aid and treats on hand, Cavanough said. "There were brownies, cookies, pies. Always, I've got no complaints, Cavanough said.
Mrs. Weed also made jelly, jam and ice cream, and canned her own vegetables, her son said.
It was the little things that meant so much, Paul Weed said. Like when I went down to Houston, I didn't know anybody," Weed said. "My mother was a great letter writer and about every three days I used to get a letter from her."
Paul Weed said those letters filled with touching stories from home, filled a void in his life. His mother was always there, always willing to help, the son said. "I remember how when we were kids she used to say "Here's some money, but don't tell your father. This will help you out a little bit. Even when we were adults she did the same thing, Paul Weed said.
Mrs. Weed also is survived by her husband of 34 years, Harold Weed; sons, Daniel Weed, Brent Weed, Richard Weed, and Craig Weed all of Elmira; two grandchildren; mother, Josephine Godfrey of Andes, NY, and sisters and brothers; Shirley Balcom, Carl Beers, and Jane Soderback, all of Andes, Barbara Hopkins of Santa Rosa, Calif., John Beers and Cheryl Stratton both of Margaretville, NY; Rose Brock, Roscoe, NY, Robert Beers, Deborah Lewis, and Terry Beers all of Starlight, PA, Judy Beers of Deposit, NY, and Donald Beers of Unadilla, NY.

Services Planned:
Calling hours will be held 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira, followed by a graveside service at Bradford County Memorial park, Luthers Mills, PA.

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  • Created by: Debbie Smith
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100644064
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Lou Gill Weed (17 May 1938–28 Jun 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100644064, citing Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Debbie Smith (contributor 46935570) .