Phyllis E. Weakly

Funeral services for Phyllis E. Weakly, age 76 of Spencer, Nebraska, were held Monday, September 30, 2013, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spencer with Reverend Ken Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Spencer.

Phyllis died Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the Butte Health Care Center in Butte, Nebraska.

Phyllis Elaine (Watts) Weakly was born January 10, 1937, in Dalton City, Illinois, to Herbert and Bonita (Murphy) Watts. Phyllis married Hal Lloyd Weakly on March 2, 1954 at Victoria, Texas.

Early in her marriage to Hal, they moved several times because of Hal’s career in radio and television. Their children were all born in different states with the exception of the last two.

Phyllis, in her younger years, enjoyed playing tennis and was a district champion in Texas. During her adult years, she continued to play tennis and her children will tell you they rarely could equal her skills. If any athletic event was on television, you would find her watching it. 

Phyllis was a master of many talents, including crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, painting, and refinishing antique trunks and furniture. She enjoyed cooking, reading, playing cards and games, and spending time with her family and friends.

Phyllis was a member of Save Boyd County and was also affectionately known as “Momma Nuke”.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Hal; brother, Herbert (Martha) Watts of Victoria, Texas; children, Hal Dusty (Sylvie) Weakly of Lisbon, New York, Mark Allen (Carla) Weakly of Lincoln, Nebraska, Dessi Lynn (Richard) Boettcher of Spencer, Nebraska, Matthew Kevin (Rachelle) Weakly of Lincoln, and Brad Lee (Laura) Weakly of Lincoln; grandchildren, Shauna Boettcher of Yankton, South Dakota, Jennifer (Jeff) Porter of Bellingham, Washington, Cody (Ashley) Boettcher of Spencer, Nebraska, Krissy (Nathan) Salsberry of Frenchtown, Montana,  Tony (Kari) Boettcher of Spencer, Timory Weakly of Lincoln, Nebraska, Carrah Weakly of Lincoln, Katie Weakly of Beatrice, Nebraska, Kaylee Weakly of Lincoln, Claire Weakly of Lincoln, Megan Weakly of Lincoln, and Chloe Weakly of Lincoln; and great-grandchildren, Chance Bardwell of Yankton, South Dakota, Malia and AJ Solorio of Lincoln, Nebraska, Mia, Reese, and Blake Boettcher of Spencer, Nebraska, Halle Boettcher of Spencer, Jack and Johnny Porter of Bellingham, Washington, and Dylan, Max, and Story Salsberry of Frenchtown, Montana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Patricia (Watts) Dick.

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