Bernie Eugene Weaver

1926 - 2021


Bernie Eugene Weaver, age 94, of Cisne, IL passed away on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care in Mt. Vernon, IL.

Bernie was born on October 29,1926 in Johnsonville, IL to his parents Lewis Ottis Weaver and Bethany Evaline (Dickey) Weaver.  On Valentine's Day, February 14, 1948 he married Myrtle Ida (May) Weaver who preceded him in death.

Bernie was a US Army Veteran, having served in the latter part of WW2.  He was the Principal at Berry School and also was a teacher, coach, and assistant bus driver.  He was also the Principal at Sims School, and was the Transportation Coordinator of Wayne City Unit #100 Schools.  Bernie previously held public office as the former Berry Township Treasurer.

Bernie is survived by 3 sons: Sherman Ray Weaver (wife Mary) of Fairfield, IL Marvin Weaver (wife Tammy) of Fairfield, Darrel Weaver (wife Sherri) of Johnsonville, IL; 2 daughters: Nila Harshbarger of Sesser, IL Gale Buchanan (husband David) of Fairfield, 12 grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Myrtle Ida (May) Weaver, both parents, 4 brothers: Clifford O. Weaver, Hobart V. Weaver, Evan E. Weaver, Donnie Weaver, and Dwight O. Weaver, and a sister Evelyn Edward's.

Visitation for Bernie Eugene Weaver will be held from 5 pm until 8 pm on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Young Funeral Home in Wayne City, IL.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, April 10 at Arrington Prairie/Dickeyville Cemetery north of Sims with Pastor Ed Windland officiating .  Those attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery.  COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed at the visitation, including a limit of 50 people indoors at a time and those attending are encouraged to wear face masks.  Online condolences may be shared at 

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April 9, 2021 1:26 PM

Bernie,was a very caring soul,  he was always so kind to me. My prayers go out to his family his in Heaven with wife and family members. 

Roberta Simpson Jones

April 6, 2021 7:44 PM

I think of all of you, epecially Ray and Nila, as you adjust to this earthly loss. 

Christie (Scott) Troutt

April 6, 2021 6:27 AM

I’m sorry to hear of your loss. He was my principal at Berry and well respected.

Beverly Anderson

April 5, 2021 7:29 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Bernie was the principal at Berry School when I went there. He was the sweetest man and I always enjoyed talking to him when I would see him out somewhere.  Great man.

Marilyn Tarbutton

April 5, 2021 7:07 PM

Hi: I am so sorry to see that your father Bernie has passed away. I know that all of you will miss him dearly but remember all the good times you had with him over the years as the memories are so special. May God bless all of you at this time. My prayers are with each one of you. Take good care of each other now that Dad is gone but we will look forward to seeing him again before we know it. I went to Berry Grade School and had Bernie as my teacher in the 7th and 8th grades so I have some very good memories of him. Plus if I remember right he is a distant cousin to my Dad, Lawrence Shehorn who passed away a few years ago.  I am Marilyn (Shehorn) Tarbutton from southern Illinois now married and living in southern California. With love, blessings, and deepest sympathy Marilyn

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