Transition: Nancy Weaver (Mar. 19, 1935-July 16, 2018)

Monday, August 6, 2018

Nancy Carolyn Weaver, of Holiday Island, Ark. was born March 19, 1935 in Higginson, Ark. to Lee and Martha (Walker) Purcell.  She departed this life on Monday, July 16, 2018 in Holiday Island, Ark. at the age of 83 years.

Nancy was an elementary school teacher; co-founder of Hickory Stick golf clubs which later contributed to the beginning of Callaway golf clubs; She designed & manufactured Ro-Bears, a line of designer Teddy Bears, Tom Selleck being the most well-known purchaser; and she was a B & B and gift shop owner. Nancy was President of the Christian Women’s Club, & E.S. Dinner Club, and a member of E.S. Heirloom Doll Club, Garden Club, Bed and Breakfast Association and Hospital Guild.  She was also a member of First Christian Church in Eureka Springs, where she was a gifted singer and leader in various activities in the church. 

In 1988 she was united in marriage with Bill Weaver who survives her of the home.  She is also survived by two daughters, Becky Knox and husband, Fred of Palo Alto, Calif.; Karen Moses and husband, Greg of Sunnyvale, Calif.; one sister, LaDonna Bottomley and husband, Ray of Eureka Springs; six grandchildren, one great granddaughter, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Nancy was loved by all and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death, by her parents, Lee and Martha Purcell, one brother, Harry Purcell & one daughter Billie John, and by Paul Sanders, her first husband of 27 years.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 11:00 AM at First Christian Church, 763 Passion Play Rd., Eureka Springs, AR.  Pastor Mark Golaway will be officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com. © Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2018