James Oscar Weavers U.S. Veteran

September 21, 1928 - April 11, 2013

James Oscar Weavers, 84, of Taos, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the University of Missouri Hospital. He was born on September 21, 1928, in Jefferson City, a son of the late Bernard J. and Nettie Heisinger Weavers. He was united in marriage on September 10, 1955, to Melba Fassbinder, who survives at the home. James attended Immaculate Conception school. He was employed with Tweddy's Shoe Factory, JC Penney's and International Shoe Factory. James served in the United States Army during the Korean War, earning three bronze stars. He also served in the Missouri National Guard and was a Military Police officer. He was also was a member of the VFW, 4th degree Knights of Columbus and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He is also survived by his seven children: Greg Weavers, Cindy Weavers, Norman (Janice) Weavers, Yvonne (William) Giesing, John (Tammy) Weavers, Laura Weavers and Kevin Weavers; one brother: Ralph Weavers; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; best friend: John Moss and all his friends at JC Penny's. He was preceded in death by one daughter: Christine Weavers; one grandchild: John Giesing; one brother: Elmer Weavers and one sister: Dorothy Verhoff. Friends will be received from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 15, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos, with Fr. Wayne M. Boyer officiating. Additional visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., Monday, at the church. Interment will follow in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to University of Missouri-Children's Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St.; Jefferson City, MO 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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