Barbara J. Vesely, 80, of Hudson, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014 at her home. Visitation was held Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories with service at St. Timothy Lutheran Church June 11. Burial will occur in Hudson Cemetery at a later date.
Barbara Jean Weeks was born January 3, 1934 in West Plains, Missouri to Albert James and Vera Ruth (nee Nelson) Weeks. Her family later moved to Iowa for her father's job. On December 19, 1959 she married Richard Edward Vesely in Davenport, Iowa.
Barb kept busy raising their children, working at the Hudson Herald as a typesetter for 30 years, knitting hundreds of lap robes for VA patients and prayer shawls for many friends and neighbors, sewing clothing for her children, quilting small blankets for area hospitals, and baking bread. She was a charter member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church where she was an active member in Bible Club, women's group, adult study and teaching Sunday School. She was a very caring and nurturing individual which led her to mentor and support others for 38 years through her Ostomy Club. In her leisure time she enjoyed creating greeting cards with her 5 & 1 Stamping Group, being a member of the Red Hat Society, watching birds and working on her personal computer.
Barbara is survived by Richard her husband of 55 years, her son Rick Vesely of Grand Lake, CO; daughters Becky (Greg) Tuccio of Broomfield, CO and Lori (Vic) Finch of Dorr, MI; brother Allen (Geri) Weeks of Independence; sisters Beverly (Larry) Lorenzen of Traer and Mary Lou Weeks of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren Brent (Paula) Tuccio and Jonathon (Natalie) Tuccio; and great-grandchildren Ashley and Russell Tuccio; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Memorials for Barbara may be directed to St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Hudson.