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Josie Weiland

Josie I. Weiland, 94, Neosho Falls, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
Josie was born Nov. 20, 1918, at Mont Ida, the daughter of Fred and Alta (Drybread) Allen. The family moved to Neosho Falls in 1931.
On July 26, 1942, Josie married Curtis E. Weiland in Buena Park, Calif. They made their home in Neosho Falls. Josie helped Curt on the farm and was a homemaker. Curt preceded her in death June 8, 2003.
Josie was a member of the Neosho Falls United Methodist Church, an active member of the Neosho Valley Senior Center and she served as secretary of the Neosho Falls Cemetery board for years.
Survivors are her two sisters-in-law,  Maxine Smith, Iola and Rita Alderson, Oklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers-in-law, Al Weiland and Les Weiland both of Iola; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Clarence and Lewis Allen, and a sister, Anna Faye Laymon.
Cremation has taken place.
The time and day of the graveside service will be announced later.
Memorials can be made to Neosho Valley Senior Center and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
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Graveside services for Josie Weiland, Neosho Falls, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cedarvale Cemetery, Neosho Falls. Memorials are suggested to the Neosho Valley Senior Center and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola.


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