Thomas C. Weathers

Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Thomas C. Weathers, 68, at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora, Kansas. Burial will follow at the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Thomas passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Thomas was born on February 24, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of James and Lorraine (Moberly) Weathers. He graduated from Turner High in 1970. Growing up in Kansas City, Kansas, he was a lifetime Kansas City Chiefs fan. He received an undergraduate degree from Pittsburg State University, and a graduate degree (MA) from Friends University. He retired from Kansas Gas Service as a Facilities Manager in 2014 after 40 years of service.

He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and was a Wood Badge Leader during and after the time when his sons achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Thomas loved the outdoors, and spent his time gardening and fishing at the lake. He especially enjoyed fly fishing in Missouri, and spent many summers as a child at Roaring River State Park; he passed his love for fly fishing on to his wife, sons, and grandchildren.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren. They were the apple of his eye, and no wrong could be done by them.

He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora, and the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary of the home; sons Jason (Nikki) Weathers, Shawnee, KS and Casey (Jessica) Weathers, Artesia, NM; grandchildren Isabella and Jackson; siblings Doug (Letha) Weathers, Dan (Elsa) Weathers, and Julie Barker all of Smyrna, TN; and many nieces and nephews.

Thomas will be lying-in-state, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary Eudora Chapel. A Catholic rosary will follow at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Family. Please be aware that due to COVID-19 and safety precautions, we are asking his loved ones to please respect and comply with social distancing and wear a mask at all times.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Gift of Life Transplant House (Rochester, MN) or Holy Family Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Mass of Christian Burial will be live streamed on the Holy Family Eudora Facebook page.

6 Condolences

  1. Diana Blatchford-Gurley on December 4, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    We gained an angel and will know he will watch over all of us! We love you and will miss you. Rest in peace Tom. Prayers to Aunt Mary, Jason and Cassie and family. I love you guys.

  2. Angela Weathers on December 4, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    My heart is broken at the loss of my precious uncle who was like a second father to me. His faith was unwavering and he touched so many people while fulfilling God’s plan for him. My prayers are for my family, who are all deeply mourning the loss of our beloved Tom. While we grieve, I know his plan continues through his spirit… and he’s fly fishing in a heavenly stream right now!

  3. Larry Denney on December 4, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    I never got to know Tom as well as I would have liked too. What little time he got to spend at Table Rock Lake, we visited when we could. He impressed me as being a great individual an d loving family man. I will miss him as if we had been friends forever. My best for Mary and the family. Rest in God’s hands Tom…All is well. Including you.

  4. Denise Ratcliff on December 9, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Tom was an inspiration to us all. His hugs and big smile will be missed. He leaves a legacy behind with his children and grandchildren.

  5. Madalyn Knudsen on December 11, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Mary and family – I was honored to know Tom through Holy Family Church. He was a very special man and always involved with the Knights or church or in the community. He was always kind and had a hug for everyone. May the comfort of God’s love give you and your family peace. He will truly be missed.

  6. Doug Goff on December 11, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Mary – Celi and I just heard of Tom’s passing and are saddened for your loss. I was always glad when I got to see both of you whenever you were visiting your family in Ark City. We pray that your memories of Tom will help sustain you through this difficult time.

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