Nila Faye (Post) Wesch, 90, passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Decatur County in Oberlin, Kansas.
Nila was born Nov. 27, 1920, in southwest Decatur County, Kansas, to Lewis Arden Post and Minerva (Huber) Post. She grew up along with her sister and three brothers in the Hawkeye and Achilles area and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1939. Nila attended Normal Training her last year in school and taught rural school in the Kanona area for three years before starting a family.
Nila married Carl Wesch on Aug. 17, 1938, and this union was blessed with two sons and one daughter. They farmed in southwest Red Willow County, Nebraska, prior to retiring to Oberlin. Being a farm wife meant she spent many hours doing farm chores along with taking care of her family. Nila drove a school bus for the Traer and Oberlin School districts for 24 years, and she knew all of the kids on her bus as her kids. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Oberlin.
Nila was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl in 2001; granddaughter, Emily Shobe; sister, Sylvia Morris Combs; and two brothers, Dale and Huber Post.
She is survived by two sons and their wives, Jim and Pam Wesch, of Oberlin, Kansas, and Jack and Jackie Wesch, of Fairbury, Nebraska; one daughter and her husband, Janice and Ken Shobe, of Oberlin; one brother, Karl Post, of Denver, Colorado; sister-in-law, Eleonora Post, of Rushville, Nebraska; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Linda Willey, officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m. and visitation 8 a.m. until service time, Friday.
Music will be provided by organist, Cheryl Metcalf and vocalist, Anita Hirsch with selections: "The Old Rugged Cross," "In the Garden" and "Precious Lord, Take My Hand."
The Honorary Casket Bearer will be Petrina Murphree with Casket Bearers, Rob Wesch, Bill Wesch, Mark Shobe, Michael Wesch, Cary Hoehner and Jerry Murphree.
Suggested memorial funds are the Emily Shobe Memorial Scholarship and to the Good Samaritan Society-Decatur County.
Her final resting place will be at the Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin, Kansas.
Arrangements by Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin and Selden, Kansas.