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Obituary for Vivian Joyce Dewees (Weber)

On October 4th, 1943, God sent a special soul to the small town of Miltonvale, Kansas To Glenn William and Verla Elsie Lockard Weber, whom they named Vivian Joyce. Her big sister Merna Eilene welcomed her with open arms, thus beginning a childhood of mischievous adventures. The two sisters shared a special bond that lasted an entire lifetime.

She was raised in a Christian home, and her and her sister, along with lots of cousins, built many special memories. Making mud pies, climbing trees, windmills, and rooftops, and chasing lightening bugs were just some of the shenanigans they found themselves up to.

She received her schooling from attending public schools in Smith Center and Colby Kansas, graduating with the class of 1961, Colby High School.

On June 9th, 1962, she married Larry Lee Dewees at the Colby First Presbyterian Church, and in the following years became mother to Tamara Lynn, Stacy Jo, Mark Wayne, and Rick Lee. Grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

On March 27th, 2023, The Lord decided it was time to take that special soul back home.

She is preceded in death by her brother-in-law Charles Schroeder, her parents, and her ex husband.

She is survived by her sister Merna, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

The funeral will take place at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023, at Baalmann Mortuary, Colby, with burial in Beulah Cemetery, Colby. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the National Kidney Foundation and sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For information or condolences visit