July 31, 1923 ~ July 12, 2015

Born in: Philadelphia, PA,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Elizabeth "Betty" Weikel, 91, of Asheville, died on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the WNC Baptist Retirement Home. A native of Philadelphia, PA, Ms. Weikel was a daughter of the late Elmer Ellsworth Weikel and Stella Potter Weikel. Ms. Weikel was a member of Temple Baptist Church for 38 years. A funeral service for Ms. Weikel will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Avenue. The Revs. Randy Bray and Bob Doom will officiate. Her family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Temple Baptist Church School Fund, 985 1/2 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Bob & Shelia,
    Betty is now with our Lord and Elsie and my mother. We will miss her but she is in a better place with no more pain. I want to come to the funeral but I have jury duty Tuesday. If they release us early I will be there. I will be there in spirit if not body. Betty loved you both and thank you for taking such good care of her.

  2. We will always have fond memories of Betty. She was a very special lady and let everyone know how much she loved the Lord. God Bless you Sheila/ Bob for all your love and care for her all these years. We know she is having a wonderful time in heaven with my mom/ dad and Elsie and all the rest of the original Sunday School Class at Temple. Prayers for all in the days to come. Betty will always be special in our hearts. Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Yarley

  3. Aunt Betty is now home with the Lord and also her parents, mother, Estella (Stella) and father, Elmer Ellsworth Weikel. Her brothers ,Elmer, Ellsworth and William, sisters, Dorothy, Mildred, Stella, and the twins, Frances and Florence. Aunt Betty was the baby of the family.
    My mother was Frances. I will always remember Aunt Betty’s sense of humor. She got that from her Grandpop.Weikel
    Her nickname was ‘Weedy’ because she smoked cigarettes when she was younger . When she was born again she gave up smoking and we were told to call her Aunt Elizabeth..sorry that was hard for me to do, she will always be my Aunt Betty and I will miss her.
    I am comforted by the fact she was well loved and taken care of by her Christian friends.. May God Bless you and give you comfort that she is home with Lord she loved.

  4. Betty was my great aunt-by-heart and very special to me. I enjoyed her (sometimes) cantankerous spirit and fun-loving ways! I’m so thankful for our times together eating popcorn and drinking root beer while Betty told me stories of her childhood. She loved her family and Jesus very much. A smile will always come to my face when I think of my dear Aunt Betty. We had lots of fun!

  5. I have fond memories of Betty when she lived in Philadelphia. My dear Aunt Elsie led her to the Lord and many heard about Christ from Betty when she gave her life to Jesus. She took wonderful care of Aunt Elsie! I am happy she is with her Savior and can enjoy everlasting life! Thank you cousins for taking care of Betty!

  6. Sweet sweet Betty. Such a wonderful participant in the Cook family. I loved her humor, her love for dogs, and how wonderful she looked after my Aunt Elsie. What a reunion that must be.

  7. To the church members who were so very kind to my Aunt Betty, I thank you so very much for your many kindnesses throughout the years. Distance kept us apart – we are in PA – but she has remained in my heart. My father was the eldest of the Weikel children and Betty the youngest. Thank you again for all you did for her. She loved to brag to me about how good everyone was and how they took care of her. Thank you! Thank you!
    Marie Weikel-Kunkel

  8. Dear Friends and Family of our Aunt Betty,
    I just wish all of you could have attended the funeral to hear the stories others told about her. Maybe we need to write a book called, ‘Bettyisms’! Right to the end, she lived up to her reputation of being a character! At the Baptist Home, the nurses who attended her the last few months were gathered around her body in tears, ‘We will miss her; she was a blast!’
    But there is another reason she will be missed. At the funeral her pastor said she asked for a new church directory almost every six months or so because she wore out the old one, praying for each one by name. What an open heart and hand she had when it came to the church’s young people! In the last years, they loved to visit her, knowing she had some good stories to tell! Most of you will understand what my brother-in-law, Ben Wilkerson meant when he said he had thought to call his eulogy, ‘A Pistol and a Prayer List’!!
    I wanted the Weikel family to know it was our privilege to care for Betty these last years though the last couple of years we could see her losing strength. And though her going has left a ‘hole’ in our lives, we are rejoicing that she is with our Lord, healed, whole, and happy!!


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