Ken Bredehoeft, our chaplain, was trying to
reach Jack after he missed our 2019 Reunion in Charleston SC. Ken
was saddened to find his obituary. Jack and Carol were at the 2003 and
2004 reunions. After Carol passed away in 2010 Jack came that year
and to every reunion until 2019. We will all miss Jack with
his quiet cheerful manner and big smile.
Ellis Webber, 88, of Mexico, died Saturday, December 7, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Arnold
Funeral Home with burial to follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation
is Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 at the funeral home.
Jack was born
on Jan. 24, 1931 in Mexico, the son of John Bryan, Sr and Selma
(Kristofferson) Webber. He was a 1949 graduate of Mexico High School and
then attended Chillicothe Business College.
He married Carol Sneed
on March 28, 1951 in Mexico and she preceded him in death on March 30,
Jack served in the U.S.
Navy from Jan. 1951 – Dec. 1954. He returned to Mexico and
worked in the insurance business before joining Carroll Motor Company as a
salesman. He eventually became owner and retired in 1996.
active in many civic organizations including the Mexico Jaycees, Mexico
Chamber of Commerce and a faithful member of Mexico Rotary
Club. He also attended his Navy USS Cabildo reunion every year
until he was unable.
He is survived by a son Kris (Meg) Webber of
Columbia; grandson Jack (Brittany) Niemeyer of Auxvasse and a
granddaughter Stephanie Webber of Centralia; a great-granddaughter
Makinley; and a son-in-law Jim Niemeyer of Mexico.
In addition to
his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter Stacy
Webber, grandson Wesley Webber, and his brother and sister-in-law Bryan
and Lena Webber, Jr.
Memorials may be made to the MO Veterans Home