William Joseph Weeks and Lucy May Wright

William Joseph Weeks c. 1897

William Joseph Weeks Feb. 22, 1880 - Mar 10, 1950

Spouse: Lucy May Wright Sept. 24, 1881 - Oct. 13, 1930

Marriage: Oct. 13, 1903

Grave: Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee

Parents: Joseph Weeks and Anna Green and Sanford Wright

Children: William J Weeks (Apr. 1904 - May, 1904), Hiram Wright Weeks, Lucille A. (Larson) Weeks, Gladys Elizabeth Weeks, William Preston Weeks and Lawrence Delbert Weeks

Obituary - March 11, 1950

Funeral Monday For W.J. Weeks, Former Grocer

Funeral services for William J. Weeks, 70, of Kankakee, who died at 12:10 p.m. Friday at a nursing home, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul Episcopal church with the Rev. James G. Parker officiating.

Friends may call at Hertz funeral home Sunday and until the time of services Monday. Burial will be in Mound Grove cemetery.

Mr. Weeks was born Feb. 22, 1880 in Canada. He came to Kankakee when he was 12 years old. On Oct. 13, 1903 he married the former Lucy May Wright in Kankakee. Mrs. Weeks died in 1930. Mr. Weeks was connected with the retail grocery business in Kankakee for many years. For the past eight years he has been employed in various capacities by the state.

He is survived by sons Hiram and Lawrence of Kankakee and the Rev. William Weeks of Pasadena Texas, daughters Mrs. Lucille Larson of Chicago and Mrs. Gladys Colborn of St. Davids, Pa, and five grandsons.

Hiram Wright Weeks and Mariebell Contois

Hiram Wright Weeks November 26, 1906 - January 7, 2002

Spouse: Mariebell E. Contois August 3, 1904 - November 21, 1993

Marriage: November 27, 1929, Manteno

Grave: Kankakee Memorial Gardens

William Joseph Weekes and Lucy May Wright
Adolph Contois and Evelyn Longtin

Children: Sharon, James

WEEKS, Hiram W., 95, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Batavia, El Paso and Kankakee, IL, died peacefully January 7, 2002 in Tucson.

Mr. Weeks was born in Kankakee on November 26, 1906. He was the son of William and Lucy Weeks. He graduated from Kankakee High School in the class of 1925. Married Mariebell Contois, his wife of 64 years, in Manteno, IL on November 27, 1929. Mr. Weeks was the owner of Weeks-Raynor Door Sales Company in El Paso, IL. Following his retirement he lived in Batavia, Woodlands, TX and Tucson.

Hiram was a member of the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs. He was a Mason for 57 years and a life member of Kankakee Lodge No. 389.

... He was preceded in death by his wife, Mariebell in 1993; his parents; his sisters, Lucille Larson and Gladys Colburn; and son-in-law, Gene Tyrer.

A memorial service will be held January 26 at 10:30 a.m. in the ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., Tucson, AZ. The Rev. Lawrence Weeks and the Rev. Canon William Weeks officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens in Kankakee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carondelet Hospice, 1802 W. St. Mary’s Road, Tucson, AZ 85745 or the charity of your choice.

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Gladys Elizabeth Weeks

Gladys Elizabeth Weeks 1912, Illinois - 1998, Florida

Spouse: Harold Clark Colborn July 20, 1903, Massachusetts - 1986

Married: 1938

Parents: William Joseph Weekes and Lucy May Wright

Children: Harold Clark Colborn

Harold Clark Colborn

Harold Clark Colborn 1941 - October 3, 2016

Parents: Gladys Elizabeth Weeks and Harold Clark Colborn Sr.

Harold Clark Colburn

H. Clark Colborn, Jr., age 75, of Newtown Square, PA, peacefully passed away on October 3, 2016.
He was the son of Harold C. Colborn and Gladys Weeks Moon Colborn of St. Davids in Wayne, PA.
After attending Colorado Rocky Mountain Boarding School, he returned to graduate from Radnor High School in 1959. He served as a member of the Military Intelligence Service in the US Army and was honorably discharged. Clark attained his B.S.B.A. from Elizabethtown College in 1966 where he met Janet.
Clark was a devoted husband and loving father, as well as a loyal friend to those who knew him.
He loved singing barbershop harmony and enjoyed musicals, jazz, and comedy; humor was a huge part of his life and he always wanted to leave people smiling. His axiom was always "There is no right way to do a wrong thing."
... Clark spent his life passionately devoted to the financial planning business for more than 60 years. He received his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations from the American College, was a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), life and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table, consistent National Quality Award recipient, member of the Trust Counselor's Network and the National Association of Independent Financial Advisors. He was recognized in industry publications for his help in development of The Senior Income Solution (SIS).
Clark was a member of Masonic Blue Lodge #322, the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, former board member of Goodwill Industries, and past volunteer for Big Brothers, Easter Seals and the American Heart Association. He was a member of the Willistown United Methodist Church, where both he and Janet were youth group leaders for more than 25 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service to celebrate his life on Saturday, October 22nd at the Willistown United Methodist Church, 6051 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073, Ph: 610-644-2227, where friends are invited after 9:30am. Masonic Service at 10:45am, Memorial Service at 11:00am. Memorials may be sent in Clark's name to the Willistown United Methodist Church or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. [See the original]

Rev. Cannon William Preston Weeks

Rev. Cannon William Preston Weeks April 2, 1917 - November 3, 2003

Spouse: Thelma Biddle - September 20, 2000

Marriage: c. 1949

Grave: Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Tucson

Parents: William Joseph Weekes and Lucy May Wright

Children: Lucy, Lawrence

From: www.tucson.com

WEEKS, Rev. Cannon William Preston, died November 3, 2003 born in Kankakee, Illinois on April 2, 1917 where he attended elementary school and graduated from high school. He graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier Ohio, in 1938 and from Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary in 1941. Cannon Weeks was ordained priest on December 14, 1941, and served in the US Navy as a Chaplain from 1941 - 1947. He continued to serve as a Chaplain in the Naval Reserve for 20 years. After WWII Cannon Weeks served as assistant rector at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, Texas. He also served as the Rector of: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Pasadena, Texas; St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Kerrville, Texas; and Grace Episcopal Church, Tucson, Arizona. He was also very active in Diocesan work in the Episcopal Dioceses of Texas, West Texas and Arizona. Canon Weeks retired from active ministry in 1981 and served the Episcopal Church and several parishes in various capacities since that time. He is Rector Emeritus at Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Tucson, Arizona. Canon Weeks was predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years, Thelma Biddle Weeks, on September 20, 2000, and by his sisters, Lucille Larson and Gladys Colburn and brothers, Hiram Weeks and Lawrence Weeks. ... Memorial Service will be held at Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. with The Rev. Gordon McBride officiating. Interment will follow at Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Remembrances may be made to Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd. (at Speedway).

Lawrence Delbert Weeks

Lawrence Delbert Weeks December 7, 1918 - April 13, 2002

Spouse: Launa May Whipple May 23, 1921 - September 9, 2019

Marriage: December 28, 1948

Grave: Garden of St. Francis of St. Paul's, Kankakee

Parents: William Joseph Weekes and Lucy May Wright

Children: Susan and Jane

April 21, 2002
Lawrence Weeks, Army Air Corps veteran

Lawrence Delbert Weeks, 83, a life-long resident of Kankakee, died Saturday (April 13, 2002) at The Governor's House in Simsbury, Conn., where he had resided since November 2000.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the 10:30 a.m. service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Internment of cremains will be in The Columbarium in the Garden of St. Francis of St. Paul's. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church or the Kankakee Area YMCA.

Mr. Weeks was born Dec. 7, 1918 in Kankakee, the son of William James and Lucy Mae Wright Weeks.

... One brother, Hiram Weeks; two sisters, Gladys Colborn and Lucille Larson; two brothers-in-law; and one sister-in-law, are deceased.

Mr. Weeks was employed by the Kankakee Ordnance Works, the David Bradley factory, and the Bear Brand Hosiery company.

He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, a member of the Eighth Air Force. He completed 33 missions over Germany and France, winning the Presidential Citation, the European Theater of Operations Ribbon, the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war, he managed Kankakee Office Machines and then went to work for J.C. Penney Company, retiring in January 1983 after 34 years of service.

He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, a Sunday School teacher, an usher and lector, and served on the vestry. He was a charter member of the Air Force Reserve.

Mr. Weeks was a member of the VFW, Kankakee County Historical Society, the YMCA, the Elks Club, and the Quadrille Dance Club. He enjoyed reading, music and golf.


Launa May Whipple Weeks

Launa May Whipple Weeks, 98, of Poway, Calif., and formerly of Kankakee, died Sept. 9, 2019, at Palomar Medical Center Poway. Launa had moved to Poway in June 2015 to reside near her daughter, Susan.

Launa’s visitation will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, until the 11 a.m. memorial service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 298 S. Harrison Ave., Kankakee. Following the service, family and friends are invited to a light lunch and slide show of Launa’s life to be held in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, Launa’s family requests memorials be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Launa (and her twin brother, Lyle) were born May 23, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo. to Clyde W. and Myrtle Launa (Smith) Whipple. Launa was the last of Clyde and Myrtle’s six children to die; she was preceded in death by one sister, Claribel Carpenter; and four brothers, Ward, Grant, Lyle and C. David Whipple.

Launa married Kankakee resident Lawrence D. “Larry” Weeks on Dec. 28, 1948, in Parkville, Mo. Larry served as a first lieutenant in the 8th Air Force during World War II. Larry worked for the JC Penney Co. for 34 years. He died April 13, 2002.

Launa was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jane Lucy Weeks, of Avon, Conn., who died Nov., 17, 2003. Launa is survived by Jane’s four children and Jane’s four grandchildren.

... Launa graduated from Parkville, Mo., high school in 1939. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baker University in Baldwin, Kan., in 1943. In 1946 Launa received a master’s degree from the University of Chicago where she studied religious education and early childhood education.

Launa moved to Kankakee in October 1946 to organize and become the teacher of the Family Nursery School, sponsored by the Kankakee Community Chest. Additionally, Launa operated a private nursery school in her home from 1955 to 1959.

Launa taught for Kankakee School District 111 initially from 1950 to 1952 and subsequently from 1959 until retiring in 1981. She primarily taught kindergarten at Steuben Elementary School, but also taught at Edison and Lafayette schools. Launa’s career in education spanned 35 years. She was an active member of the Kankakee Federation of Teachers.

Launa belonged to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for more than 50 years. She was a member of PEO, the Kankakee County Historical Society, the Kankakee Women’s Club, the Minerva Book Review Club and the Quadrille Dance Club. She was a 4-H club leader.

Launa and Larry loved to travel. With their two daughters, they traveled extensively in the 49 continental states. Beginning in 1956 and for decades, Launa filmed home movies, still enjoyed today.

Jane Lucy Weeks

Jane Lucy Weeks
November 25, 1954, in Kankakee, IL - November 17, 2003, British Virgin Islands

Parents: Lawrence Delbert Weeks and Launa May Whipple

Jane Weeks, 49, of Avon, beloved wife of John F. Randazzo, died unexpectedly on Monday, (November 17, 2003) in the British Virgin Islands where she was vacationing with her husband. She was born November 25, 1954, in Kankakee, IL, the daughter of Launa (Whipple) Weeks of Avon and the late Lawrence Delbert Weeks. Jane was educated in the Kankakee School District, graduating from Eastridge High School in 1972. She attended Boston University in 1972, transferring to Drew University in New Jersey where she graduated in 1976. Jane received her Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in 1977. Jane was an integral part of the Oakwood Soccer Club and the Avon Soccer Club for many years. She was instrumental in organizing and coaching and was the Coach of the State Cup winning team, the Avon Wizards, in 2002. Besides her passion for soccer, Jane was devoted to her family. Also, Jane was both a parishioner and a volunteer at St. Mary's Church in Simsbury. Jane married John Randazzo at the Columbia University Chapel on April 12, 1980. ... There are no calling hours. A Memorial service will be celebrated TODAY, November 24 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 940 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jane Weeks Soccer Scholarship Fund, c/o Fleet Bank, 740 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070. Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury has charge of arrangements. - Published in The Hartford Courant from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2003