Muriel A. Webber

August 17, 1918 - March 12, 2014
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Muriel A. Webber, 95, of Belvidere passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 with her loving family by her side. A member of Presbyterian Church, Muriel was born on August 17, 1918 the daughter of Erwin and Isabelle Cornell in Belvidere, Illinois. As a young girl she attended Belvidere School’s. In the summer Muriel enjoyed swimming at Marshall Beach. When Muriel wasn’t spending her time swimming you could find her on the tennis court competing against her sister and friends.
Muriel married her high school sweetheart, Gale S. Webber on June 20, 1935 in Rockford. They celebrated 70 glorious and loving years of marriage together. After they married, they moved to the Webber Homestead. They farmed side by side doing chores and working the land. At harvest time, Muriel would prepare a fabulous dinner for Gale and the many neighbors who came in to thresh the grain crop. In those days, neighbors were truly “neighbors”, always there to help one another in any way they could.
Muriel was highly intelligent, an avid reader, if there was a book available she would read it. She enjoyed keeping up on the local and world events and even had the opportunity to try out for Jeopardy. Just missed getting on the program but was thrilled over the experience realizing that not everyone would have such an opportunity.
She was an excellent seamstress, sewing clothes for her three daughters. She was a 4-H Leader and helped many girls learn to sew and be creative.
Muriel attended many dog shows with her daughter Sherry. The two of them traveled to many locations showing Sherry’s German Shepards, receiving many ribbons and trophies.
She loved her sports, besides being an excellent tennis player; she loved to play golf and bowl. Once while in Florida, she had a hole in one, definitely a memorable moment in her life.
She never gave up on the Cubs. Her father took her to her first Cubs game at the age of two, from that moment she was hooked! Some of her favorite players were Hack Wilson, Ty Cobb, Andy Pafko, Hank Sauer, Billy Williams, Ron Santo and Ernie Banks. She showed her love for the Cubs by placing her name on a brick that is displayed on the walkway in front of the Wrigley Field Marquee. She was also a big Bears fan with memories of watching Walter Payton and the 1985 Super Bowl victory.
Muriel liked going to horse and dog races, having a great time at the 2001 Kentucky Derby with her daughter Sherry, together they toured some classy horse farms.
Together, Muriel and Gale attended many activities that involved their grandsons. Many hours were spent watching their grandsons; Mike and Jeff play baseball as well as their great grandson, Brandon.
She was an accomplished pianist; playing the piano for her daughters and grandson when they competed in state band solo competitions.
After she and Gale retired, they spent their winters in Punta Gorda, Florida at the Lazy Lagoon Mobile Park. They would enjoy packing picnic lunches and going to the beach along with the beautiful Florida sunsets. Together they truly enjoyed life.
They traveled to Europe and around the United States. She visited the British Isles, where she visited her mother’s childhood home in Scotland.
However, her greatest love of all was her family, it was everything to her. She was a very devoted wife and mother. She loved getting together for holidays, birthdays and just fun days were important to her. One of her favorite things was the surprises that Gale would come up with. And let’s never forget her love for dark chocolate vanilla creams which always brought a smile to her face.

Survived by daughter Kay (Robert) Wilson, Sherry Webber,
Grandsons: Michael (Danice) Loveridge, Jeffrey (Carol) Loveridge
Great Grandsons: Brandon (Brei Piccione) Loveridge, Randy Dalgard (Karen Jenkins)
Great Granddaughter: Racheal Dalgard (Fiancee Michael Isham)
Great Great Grandchildren: Twins: Cayden and Emma Loveridge
Darius and Jason Dalgard
Many nieces and nephews
Predeceased by Parents, husband Gale Webber, daughter, Patricia Cooke, Brother, Irwin Cornell, Infant daughter – Carol Sue Webber and sister Berneita Harvey

Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel 218 W. Hurlbut Av. The Rev. Paul Nolden, Pastor of Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial in Bloods Point Cemetery, Flora Township, Illinois. Visitation 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, March 17, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel 218 W. Hurlbut Av. The Rev. Paul Nolden, Pastor of Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial in Bloods Point Cemetery, Flora Township, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.


 

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Born: August 17, 1918
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