David Ward Weaver, age 73, of rural Liberal, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

     David was born June 18, 1944, in Liberal, oldest of the three children of Ward and Delilah (Friend) Weaver. Growing up in the country, his love of the land and devotion to farming developed early and was evident throughout his life. On July 5, 1964, at Joplin, David married Edyth Darlington and they made their home farming and raising their two sons in Barton County. Passing his strong work ethic and moral compass to his boys, David’s legacy will continue through another generation of family farming. His Christian values were obvious in his active membership at Liberal United Methodist Church.

     Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Edyth; two sons, Tom & fiancé, Dana Coleman and Barry & his wife, Jody, all of Liberal; a granddaughter, Cortney Weaver, in college in Chicago; his sister, Judy Weaver, his brother, Ed & wife, Linda Weaver, all of Liberal; and his extended Weaver and Darlington families.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 18th, at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.

     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19th at Liberal United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Worsley Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Liberal High School D.O.G.S. Foundation, Worsley Cemetery, or T & D Donkey Rescue, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#16 Katy, TXCyndy Savage 2018-06-17 07:19
David was very special.
Edie and boys, know you will miss him so much.
#15 Nevada MoLinda Nunley 2018-05-19 23:50
Sorry for your loss . Y'all are in my prayers
#14 Clinton, MOBob Fenwick 2018-05-19 00:21
Edyth and family,... I am sorry to learn of David's passing and I share your sorrow. But I also share your hope in Christ Jesus of a heavenly homecoming for all who know Him as Lord and Savior. Thank you for the fond memories. Be encouraged to keep on keeping on in full assurance that the best is ahead for those in Christ....My love to you all,... Bob Fenwick
#13 RE: David WeaverJason & Tiffani Agee 2018-05-18 23:04
Are thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Weaver family in this time of loss
#12 Nevada, MORama Hart 2018-05-18 14:13
My sympathy to all of Mr. Weaver's family. The kindness he and Edyth showed to my uncle, Frank Adams, through letters and visits while Uncle Frank was a resident at Truman Healthcare was very much appreciated. And they often brought flowers to him and several other residents, a thoughtful act of kindness.
#11 Milo, Mo.Jerry Cain & family 2018-05-17 23:32
Our deepest sympathy for you and your family.
#10 Independence, Mo.Taleta & Glen Wesner 2018-05-17 18:29
Will miss this guy.
.The best Cousin and true Friend anyone could ever have. The telephone conversations and weekly letters will remain with us forever.
What great memories.
#9 ColoradoVernon Champlin 2018-05-17 13:44
I cannot remember a time in my life that this strong, confident, humble man was not actively caring for others. His steady, quiet presence brought a sense of peace to every situation.
Sir, you cultivated much more than beans on this earth... you planted a proud and honorable legacy of loving relationships that will live on. Rest easy farmer, we will not forget all you taught us.
#8 EnglandNathan Venable 2018-05-17 12:47
I'm sorry to hear this and sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.
#7 Liberal, MOJohn and Rebecca Kno 2018-05-17 02:57
David was a good man. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of loss.

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