JEAN WEAVER was born Wilma Jean Weaver on August 28, 1933.

God took her mind years ago and now on this day, Friday, January 18, 2008, he came and took her soul. She never knew but it hurt to see her go. God never took her smile away for it glowed to the very last day.

She was a member of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League and was inducted into the Cooperstown Hall of Fame along with both of her sisters. They played for the Fort Wayne Daisies.

Surviving are one dear friend, Andrea Mast of Massac County; one brother, Donald L. Weaver and wife, Mary, of Massac County; three nieces; four nephews; three great-nieces; eight great-nephews; two adopted brothers; and one adopted sister and her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Elsie (Dummeier) Weaver; two sisters Betty Weaver and Jo Anne Weaver; and one brother, James Weaver.

Funeral services for Jean Weaver, age 74, of Massac County was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2008, at Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis. Rev. Norman C. Sloan officiated. Burial followed in the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Friends called at Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2008.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Powers United Methodist Church, c/o Kenneth Halstenberg, 215 Shawnee Lane, Metropolis, IL 62960; or Project Hope Humane Society, 1660 W. 10th St., Metropolis, IL 62960.

Pallbearers: Jake and Danny Cornette, Harold and Gerald Mast, Mike Jacobs and Jamie Weaver. Honorary pallbearer: Harold Volle.

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