Mary Juanita Webber (nee Whitney) was born in Oberlin on February 22, 1920 to Charles and Olive Whitney. She had three siblings – Velma (Brill), Don Whitney and Wilma (McDole). She lived the first 16 years of her life in Pittsfield, before moving to Oberlin and graduating from Oberlin Senior High School.
She married Donald Webber on June 21, 1941. Together they raised six children. While her children were growing up Mary was a Cub Scout den leader and was active in 4H with her girls. She worked at Gibson’s Bakery and volunteered for many organizations throughout her life. She sold flowers with her husband for the American Cancer Society for many years, was a front desk and gift shop attendant at Allen Memorial Hospital, volunteered at the Flu Shot Clinic and was a member of RSVP. She was active with Meals on Wheels and was a director of the Oberlin Senior Center Craft Room. She enjoyed volunteering as a grandparent reader at Eastwood Elementary School for many years. She loved working outside with her flowers, quilting and sewing, baking and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. She was a member of East Oberlin Community Church, where she served as part of the choir and women’s fellowship. She loved her Lord, life, her family and especially delighted in her 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.
She was welcomed into her Savior’s arms Thursday, June 13, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Olive (nee Widowson) Whitney; her husband of 54 years, Don Webber; her siblings, Velma Brill, Don Whitney and Wilma McDole; grandson, Richard Webber; and a great granddaughter, Alyssa Webber.
She is survived by her children, Ron (Amy) Webber of Oberlin, Dennis (Rose) Webber of Avon Lake, Charles Webber of Amherst, David (Rhonda) Webber of Amherst, Vicki (Charles) Weitzel of Oberlin, Valerie (Tracy) Dale of Elyria; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and seven great great grandchildren.
Per her request, a private graveside service is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Hospice Center of Lorain County, the American Cancer Society or the library of Eastwood Elementary School.
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