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Shirley Weedin

Shirley Weedin, age 90, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Memorial Community Care.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16th at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Rev. Michelle Reed will officiate. Interment will be at the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist Church 1104 A St. Current CDC guidelines will be followed. Face masks are required. The service will be livestreamed thru the Aurora United Methodist Church Facebook page. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Shirley Ann Weedin, the daughter of Harold and Gladys (Christenson) Wolff, was born in Aurora, Nebraska on April 26, 1930 and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on December 10, 2020 at the age of 90.

She grew up on a farm north of Aurora with her parents and two sisters. She graduated from Aurora High School in 1948. Following her graduation, she attended a business college in Lincoln.

Shirley was united in marriage to Lyle Weedin on March 4, 1951 at Aurora. They moved into the family farm northwest of Aurora where they farmed for 60 years. Two sons and a daughter were born to this union. Shirley was a devoted wife, who was hardly ever seen without Lyle at her side. She enjoyed family camping trips, card nights with her family, and collecting bells on her travels with friends. She was an excellent cook with fried chicken and liver and onions, as well as rhubarb pie being some of her specialties. Shirley was a longtime member of the Aurora United Methodist Church. Lyle passed away on January 7, 2009.

As the years went by and her children grew up, she began her favorite job, the one that she was so good at, being a grandmother. There were always cookies in the freezer, games to be played and events to attend. She was their biggest fan! They all spent a lot of time with her and have many precious memories.

Shirley moved to East Park Villa in 2008 and then MCC where she made her home for seven years. It was a home filled with family photos and artwork by her great-grandchildren. She loved having visitors, playing cards, doing puzzles and playing Bingo there. Although Shirley was in a wheelchair, she made the best of any situation and always had a smile on her face as well as that special giggle to share.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lyle, and sister, Virginia Boyden.

Those left to cherish her memory are her three children, Craig (Shelly) Weedin of Aurora, Doug (Sarah) Weedin of Cody, Wyoming and Kay (Jeff) Zvolanek of Lincoln; 6 grandchildren, Jeff (Ali) Weedin, Lezlee (Bryce) Harrison, Nate (Kayla) Weedin, Luke (Erica) Weedin, Seth (Betsy) Weedin and Drew (Paige) Weedin; 15 great-grandchildren, who made her face light up every time she heard their names: Jane, Brady, Layla, Khloe, Olivia, Maddyn, Blake, Lindy, Delaney, Lette, Mabrey, Henley, Anders, Lanning and Albert; sister, Thelma (Dick) Carlson and sister-in-law, Marge Weedin, and all of the caring staff at MCC who became her second family.

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