Amelia Pauline Weese, 92, a former resident of Elkins and more recently a resident of Kissimmee, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, in the Celebration Hospital in Kissimmee. She had been in declining health over the past several months.
She was born March 15, 1921, in Elkins, a daughter of the late Rev. Kora "KC" and Ida Metz Arbogast. On Feb. 1, 1943 in Mountain Lake Park, Md., she was married to Kenneth D. Weese, who preceded her in death on May 20, 2005, following 62 years of marriage.
Surviving are: her children, Benjamin L. Weese and wife, Mary Ann Grandusky Weese, of Naples, Fla., and Carol Sue Plummer and husband, Richard, H. Plummer of Kissimmee, Fla.; five grandchildren, Jeffrey and wife, Elizabeth Weese, of Boise, Idaho, Kevin and wife, Becky, Weese, of Monument, Colo., Susan Weese, Dallas, Texas, Megan Plummer Gower and husband, Steve, of Brandon, Fla., and Jill Plummer, of Kissimmee, Fla.; two step-grandchildren, Barb Plummer, of Wilmington, Del. and Joanne Kreinbrook, of Greensburg, Pa.; four great-grandchildren, Sarah and Andrew Weese, of Boise, Idaho, and Sammantha and Taylor Weese, Monument, Colo.; several nieces and nephews who were so helpful to her.
Amelia P. Weese
Also preceding her in death were one sister, Marguerite Arbogast Crosston, and one brother, Robert G. Arbogast.
Pauline attended the Elkins First Church of the Nazarene since 1955 andwas an active member of the church since 1962 and served as the church organist beginning in the 1960's. She was a member of the Reid Dycus Quartet and accompanied them on accordion. She was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1940, was employed at the Cleveland Graphite Bronze Company, a defense plant, producing bearings for Airplanes in 1942 and also worked at the Wallace Bakery in Elkins during World War II. She was a member of the Randolph County Senior Center and the Elkins High School Alumni Association. She loved to bake all kinds of pies for shut-ins and her many friends and relatives for birthdays and anniversaries. Her passion was music and playing her keyboard. During her stay in Florida, she was often able to play her keyboard for the residents in assisted living, do skits and play her organ. She enjoyed singing hymns and praise courses.
Friends may call from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Monday, she will be moved to the Elkins First Church of the Nazarene where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Pastor Terry Burgess will officiate and interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Elkins First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, PO Box 50, Elkins, WV 26241 in memory of Mrs. Weese.
The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Amelia Pauline Weese. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.