Jane Annis Houston Weist, 75, Cloverdale, joyously went to be with our heavenly father on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at home, surrounded by her family.
It was her grandest wish for everyone to know Jesus Christ, so that some day we will all be reunited in heaven for eternity. Her favorite hymn chorus was "Farther along we'll know all about it. Farther along we'll understand why; cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine, we'll understand it all by and by."
She was born on Aug. 10, 1936 in Cloverdale to James Russell and Donna (Walker) Houston.
On Jan. 21, 1955 Jane married the love of her life, William Eugene Weist, who survives.
Jane began working for Public Service in 1954. She was working for Clay County Rural Telephone Co-op. (now known as Endeavor Communications) in 1961 when the Cloverdale Exchange was cut to dial tone.
She was a sales consultant for many companies during her life, such as Tupperware, Wheaten Ware, Fay Safford, Sandra Toys and others.
Jane and Jim Ford opened Jim's Farm Supply, Cloverdale, in 1974. Jane also opened Picture Frame Outlet where she sold frames and painting supplies, at that same location in 1980. Jane and Jim sold the location in 1984. Jane moved the Picture Frame Outlet to her personal residence for many years after that. She enjoyed giving lessons in oil painting and was an accomplished artist.
Jane joined the Cloverdale Church of Christ on Oct. 27, 1949. She had been a member of Double Friendship Homemakers Club since February 1962.
Jane's family and many friends will miss her cheery smile, never-ending work ethic, constant encouragement, and her Christian example.
Along with her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Pam (Don) Richards, Donna (Larry) Fidler, Fonda (Larry) Nesbit and Amanda (Greg) Huber, and 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Lewis Eugene Houston and great-grandson, Jacob Lee Huber.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cloverdale Church of Christ.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: firstname.lastname@example.org.