Longtime Nashville resident Thelma Noreen Weyerman Webb died peacefully at home, with her beloved daughter-in-law Patricia by her side, on August 2, 2019, at age 96.
She was born in Hastings on July 17, 1923 to Carl and Bertha (Strodtbeck) Weyerman and attended school in Hastings, graduating in 1942. From a young age, Thelma was happiest cooking, baking, and mastering all kinds of home crafts. As she grew up and married Harold Webb on February 3, 1945, she became the best cookie baker and afghan maker there ever was.
Holidays at Nana’s house were always full of the best food, delicious desserts, and amazing salads. Later in life, Thelma loved to bake cookies for the Grace Community Church and would come to Sunday service with dozens of wonderful goodies to share.
Thelma was also an accomplished cake baker, outfit designer and seamstress, and amazing with a crochet hook and knitting needles. She made the best kids birthday cakes in all kinds of shapes and her chop suey recipe was just amazing. Her vegetable garden was a wonder to get lost in, eat fresh from the vine, and weed till your hands hurt.
Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, half-sister, and her husband, who we like to think were waiting for her in heaven with open arms ready to show her all the wonders waiting for her, and to make introductions to our Heavenly Father.
She is survived by her son, Richard Webb (Patricia), grandchildren, Roberta Janisse, Harold Webb (Esther), Steven Webb (Stacey), and Patsy Thunberg (Mike), great grandchildren, Greg Janisse (Ashley), Michael Janisse (Emilie), Gregory Webb, Evelyn Thunberg, and Zoe Thunberg, and great, great grandchild Steven Janisse. We will all miss her dearly.
We will always remember the summers at the lake, family reunions, posing for pictures, the four-hour drive from home to Nana’s where we wiggled the last half hour. She was always up waiting for us with a hug and a kiss. She taught us all how to bake, how to cook, how to sew, and she was never shy about correcting our behavior with the most love possible.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on October 19, 2019 at Riverside Cemetery in Hastings.
Due to Thelma’s great love of all animals, memorial contributions may be made to Barry County Humane Society.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings, MI. To leave online condolences visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net.
Our Nana used to say, “Stay out of trouble, and if you can’t do that, don’t get caught”. We shall forever attempt to live by these words.