Jimmye moved to Stoddard County in November 1995. She resided at Central Gardens for the past three years. Jimmye had a dry, quick wit, enjoyed writing poetry and painting and had won many awards for her paintings in Little Rock, Ark., and in Stoddard County.
Jimmye was born in Paragould, Ark., on Jan. 17, 1935. She married Edwin M. (Manny) Weedman and had four children: Julia Lea Weedman-Harris of Bedford, Texas; Jenny Lou Weedman-Firth of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Jerry Lynn Weedman-Messick of Euless, Texas, and Edwin McRae (Mac) Weedman, Jr. of Mountain Home, Ark. Jimmye leaves behind eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Jimmye also leaves behind two sisters, Virginia Hurst of Mountain Home, Ark., and Elizabeth Gasson of Paragould, Ark., the loving family at Central Gardens in Dexter, the wonderful staffs at Preferred Hospice and Bootheel Counseling Services, as well as many friends and acquaintances.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Dexter Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to one of the following organizations in Jimmye's name: Bootheel Counseling Services (760 Plantation Blvd. Sikeston, Mo. 63801) or UCAN - United Cancer Assistance Network (2620 N. Westwood Blvd., Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63901).