Orval E. Weeks, 86, died Feb. 26 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Born May 16, 1927, in Russell County, he was the son of Marion B. and Edith I. (Ross) Weeks. On March 20, 1949 Orval married Virginia L. Campbell in Hoisington. She preceded him in death on June 25, 2005.
Orval was a longtime Hoisington resident, moving to Great Bend in 2001. He was a devoted husband and loving father and enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and playing golf. Orval will be missed by his family and many friends.
He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
Mr. Weeks was the owner and operator of Weeks Well Service until his retirement.
Orval was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hoisington, 60 year member and past master of Masonic Lodge No. 331 A.F&A.M, 60-year member of Wichita Consistory, ISIS Shrine of Salina; Order of Eastern Star, UNA Chapter No. 119, American Legion Post No. 286, and Mallard Gun Club, all of Hoisington; and was also a former board member and past president of the USD 431 Board of Education.
Survivors include one son, Mark Weeks and wife Sherri of Olathe; two daughters, Stefni Summers and husband Kirk of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Dana Marshall and husband John of Novato, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Ross Summers and fiancé Kristi Compton, Derek Summers, Dan Weeks, and Claire Marshall. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Weeks; and one grandson, Sam Weeks.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 3, at First United Methodist Church in Hoisington with the Rev. Kris Brinlee officiating. Burial will follow at the Hoisington Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. Friends may call from 1 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, with family present from 4 until 6 p.m., at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. Memorials are suggested to Children’s Mercy Hospital/Samuel E. Weeks Memorial Scholarship for Oncology Nursing or KSU Foundation/ Samuel E. Weeks Memorial Scholarship or First United Methodist Church (General Fund), all in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home**
P.O. Box 146 ; 415 N. Main
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 28, 2014