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Georgia R. Ebert

Longtime Meadview and Dolan Springs resident Georgia R. Ebert died Feb. 7, 2008, of natural causes after a life-long battle with rheumatoid arthritis.

Born to Isaac C. and Myrtle R. Webber on May 2, 1917, in Jefferson Township, Harris County, Mo., Georgia was the third of seven children.

Raised on the family farm, she left home at age 15 and made her way in the world in a variety of jobs including waitress and salesperson.

She married William R. Ebert in 1952 in Chicago. He retired from truck driving and she from work as an electronics assembler for Motorola in 1979.

They bought property and made a home in Meadview.

They were married nearly 42 years when he died in 1994.

In 2003, degenerative rheumatoid arthritis caused Georgia to move into assisted living at Gela's Home in Dolan Springs for the remainder of her life.

Georgia was a gentle soul, and a loving wife and mother, who cared deeply for her family and friends.

She was active in church and community affairs, loved canning, crafts, travel and homemaking.

The world is a better place for her having been here, and she will be greatly missed.

Having outlived her parents and siblings, she is survived by stepsons, Raymond Ebert of Florence, Ore., Rudy Ebert of Eugene, Ore., Robert Weisenbeck of McLean, Va., and Carl Weisenbeck of Brighton,Tenn.; nieces and nephews, Christina Barton, Stella Godwin, Maxine Roy, Gary Black and others.

A memorial service in her honor will be held at the Meadview Community Church at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. Internment will take place in the family burial site in Milan, Mo.