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James Bruce Weaver

April 10, 1940 - October 25, 2019

James Bruce Weaver James Bruce Weaver
    November 1, 2019 | 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 East Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois
  • Funeral
  • November 2, 2019 | 11:00 A.M.
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church
    1145 North 5th Avenue
    St. Charles, Illinois
  • Burial Location

James B. Weaver, age 79, of St. Charles passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at his home.

He was born April 10, 1940 in Lancaster, PA to Dr. Charles E. and Mary (Hess) Weaver.

Jim graduated from Manheim Central HS, Elizabethtown College and Bethany Theological Seminary. As a family and marriage counselor he was employed by several agencies in northern Illinois. In 1967 he was hired as the first worker for Tri-Cities Family Services.

An athlete, Jim played football and wrestled in high school and college. In 1997 he was inducted into the Elizabethtown Athletic Hall of Fame for his work of recruiting student-athletes and teaching them the fundamentals.

A member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, he taught classes in family values and sang in the choir.

Jim was a man filled with boundless spiritual creativity, keen intelligence, childlike curiosity, jester-like “pranksterism”, and a deep compassion for humanity. His love for his family was infinite. His sense of humor and trusted counsel will be missed. He taught us much about humility and the importance of being open to all ideas and possibilities, and had no fear expressing his deep trust and faith in God.

Jim is survived by his wife, Sylvia; daughter, Laura Weaver (Christopher) Hughes; son, Michael James Weaver; two grandchildren, Ray and Sylvia Hughes; sister, Catherine (Forrest) Collier and brother, Joseph (Carol) Weaver and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Weaver

Memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 2nd at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 North Fifth Avenue, St. Charles.  Memorial visitation will be Friday from 4-8:00 P.M. at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, St. Charles.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund or to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, P.O. 3850, St. Charles, Illinois 60174.

For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060 or at


Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Halterman from Diamondhead, MS

"So sorry for your loss.We are Julie & Lora Halterman's parents and we have always appreciated your musical gifts."

Carol J. Robbins from St. Charles, IL

"To the Weaver Family, We are extending to you our deepest sympathy on the death of Jim. We remember you all from being neighbors on 5th ST, STC. Don and Carol Robbins"

Erwwin & Beverly Hoeft from Hot Springs Village, AR

"Sylvia, Laura, and family... Our sympathy on the death of Jim."

Sharon from Batavia, IL

"I only knew Jim from being a client of his, but I feel like I've lost a close friend. What a special person! I am so sorry for your loss."

Shifflette/Ford family from Scottsdale, AZ

"Jim helped our family in many ways. We are so sorry for this loss to your family."

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