KEARNEY -- Esther Weber Linder McKean, 95, died Wednesday (Oct. 25, 2006), at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village in Kearney.
She was born Oct. 8, 1911, in Culbertson, to Frederick and Ana Elizabeth (Schriner) Meininger. She was baptized in the Methodist Church in Culbertson and attended Sunday school and youth groups there. She attended grade school at District No. 6 and high school at Culbertson.
In 1929, she married Carl Weber and farmed in the Culbertson and Trenton area until 1943, then they moved to a farm northeast of Bertrand. In 1949 they purchased Westside Service Station in Loomis and operated it until Carl's death on Feb. 6, 1951.
She later married Carl "Smity" Linder and they made their home two miles north of Loomis, where he died on Feb. 8, 1973. She was employed by the Man's Shop in Holdrege as a seamstress for several years. She remained on the farm until 1984, then moved near her daughter in Iola, Kan. There she met and married William McKean, preceding his death and in 1991 she retired in Kearney.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women since 1930. She was a member of the extension club, the Home Builders Club of Loomis and was a 4-H leader in Loomis. She was a member of the hospital auxiliary in Iola.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, two brothers, two sisters, and one great-grandson.
Survivors include her sons, Kenneth Weber and wife, Elaine of Bertrand, Willis Weber and wife, Mary Ann of Kearney, and James Weber of Kingsville, Texas; a daughter Margine and husband, Gary Lanquist of Las Vegas, Nev.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Kearney with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Koelling officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, at the Culbertson Cemetery in Culbertson.
Visitation is from 5-7 p.m., Monday, at the O'Brien - Straatmann -- Apfel Funeral Home at 4115 Avenue N in Kearney and will continue one hour prior to service times on Tuesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or Good Samaritan Hospice of Kearney.
Online condolences or personal reflections can be submitted at www.osafh.com.
O'Brien -- Straatmann -- Apfel Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.