Winnie Weber
July 04, 1936 - February 09, 2010

Weber, Winnie Faulkenberry Representative from District Number 122. Born July 4, 1936 at Ellington MO. Winnie departed this life February 9, 2010 at Eminence Missouri.

She was educated in the Ellington and Eminence public schools, Southwest Missouri State University (B.S. degree in education, 1963) and University of Missouri - Columbia (M.A. degree in guidance counseling in 1966). She was a member of board of the Easter Seal Society of Missouri and a member of the Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Missouri State Teachers Association, National Education Association and Meramec Township Democratic Club. Ms. Weber served as president of the Women's Democratic Club of the Eighth District and Vice-chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Club of the Jefferson County Democratic Central Committee and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1968. She was elected to the House of Representative in 1970 and re-elected in 1974, ran for the Missouri Senate in 1974 and was narrowly defeated. Was counselor in the Arnold C-6 school district until she was reelected to the house in 1976. For the past 10 years she was the owner of Winfield's in Eminence.

She served on the education committee while in the house and one of her proudest achievements was literally punching through Truman State University in to existence. She is fondly remembered by her students from Marble Hill rural school, District #69, Shannon County, MO. This was a happy period in her lifetime.

She leaves to mourn her siblings. Virgil T., Paul Jr., Paulette and Joe and a host of nieces, nephews and old and dear friends.

She faced the world each day as though it were her last. She was her own special self and the rest of us had to deal with it. She will be missed by those who loved her and those who have recall of her name.

Services: The family will receive friends and family members at Chapel Hill Mortuary and Memorial Gardens, 6300 Hwy 30, Cedar Hill, MO, 63016 at 11:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday, 20 Feb 2010. The funeral will be conducted at 2:00 pm in the Chapel Hill chapel. Interment will follow in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens cemetery. The family will share private visitation at 10:00am.

Winnie was preceded in death by her brothers Jimmy Allen Faulkenberry of Eminence, MO and Robert Edward Faulkenberry of St. Clair, MO and also by her parents Lilly Mae and Paul Faulkenberry of Eminence MO.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the:

Winnie Weber Memorial Fund, Paid to: Curators of the University of Missouri 109 Reynolds Alumni Center Columbia, MO 65211 1800-970-9977.

Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on February 14, 2010.
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