Eva Kathryn Weaver

November 22, 1924July 26, 2018
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Eva Kathryn Eckard Weaver, of Hickory, NC, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Trinity Village in Hickory, NC. Born on November 22, 1924 in Burke County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Lorin A Eckard and Era Lucille Bollinger Eckard. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hickory, NC. Kathryn was a sales representative for Luzier’s cosmetics for 50 Years. She started her career at Valdese Weavers, proceeded to Northwestern Bank and then Southern Desk Company. Kathryn and L.N. started Kathryn’s Cheese House in 1963 and continued operation until 1994. During that time they had stores in Asheville, Blowing Rock, Lexington, and Belk in Valley Hills Mall. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Lucius (L.N.) Weaver, and her sister Evelyn Deal. She is survived by her sons, Lorin Weaver (Craig) and Nelson Weaver; grandchildren, Ryan Lovern, Alex Weaver, Lucy and Lola Weaver; great grandchildren, Griffin and Banks Lovern; brother, William Eckard; sister, Marilyn Punch (Herbert). The family would like to express their thanks to Lisa Cleaver, Sheila Spry, Debbie Stroman, Cindy Reed, Cathy Townsend, Irene Punch and Paula Atwood for making Kathryn’s last years more special. A Private burial will be held at Catawba Memorial Park. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 1-3pm at First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall in Hickory. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sipe’s Orchard Home at 4431 County Home Rd Conover, NC 28613. Condolences may be left at The Weaver Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


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  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, August 4, 2018

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Dory Marten

August 4, 2018

I had the amazing pleasure of meeting this wonderful soul of a lady while working for Brookedale. The first week I stared working with Katherine,I stopped in to check in on her she said"honey I don't need a thing except for you to come sit and tell me about yourself" and so I did. I was telling her about this great little restaurant that my husband and I go to all the time cause that's where we had our first date,and as she listened to me talk she had the biggest smile on her face,as I finished raving about this cool restaurant,she said "My husband and I used to own that place,and my boy came up with the idea about using the barrels"! I was just floored,ha ha ha,she just laughed at me.Mrs.Katherine was truly an amazing woman and soul! Sometimes in our lives you meet that one person who you know you could never forget,that is just off the charts an amazing person in every way possible, Mrs.Kather Weaver YOU were my amazing person and forget you,that will never happen...Rest in peace sweet soul. To her family,I am so sorry for this tremendous loss, prayers for you all.


August 1, 2018

I enjoyed working partime for Kathryn at the cheese house in 1080 -1982,Kathryn was such a positive force to be around ,I enjoyed every minute I worked for her.I remember joking with her about living a long time.Kathryn said she would live until her ninety's,and she did . What a graceful woman and kind to everyone. Kathryn truly is a legend. God's peace to her 2 sons and family .

Sharon Eckard Hill

July 31, 2018

Kathryn was such a great lady in so many ways. Every time my brother, Ron, and I would visit her, she would tell us stories about our family we had never heard before. We had a special connection as we were double first cousins - a fact that she reminded us of whenever we visited. She was always laughing and accepting of her situation even though she could have easily complained. She was a wonderful inspiration and I will miss her!

Freddy &Jan Bohmuller

July 31, 2018

Kathryn was one of our favorite people. She always had a smile on her face and a fun story to tell. She has a great family and we wish them the best.

irene punch

July 28, 2018

My dear sweet aunt Kathryn I will miss you so..but I know you are resting in Heaven.She and I had many long talks as we ate supper on her front porch or in her kitchen..We had many laughs together and with her sister Marilyn which is my mother-in-law. Those times I will never forget. I love you

Leslie Litaker

July 28, 2018

I loved Her!!
I worked at Kathryns Cheese House many years ago as a waitress..
She was a wonderful boss and friend..
Her and my dad Charles Litaker worked together at Southern Desk...

Sheila Spry

July 27, 2018

My Aunt Kathryn was a special Lady she loved me like a daughter The last talk we had was tuesday she ask me how iris was doing that's was my mom's name it was her Angel she was asking how she was I said she right here she's fine she said ok good I fed her and she rested I told her im right her just rest and she did I cherish I memories I will miss her but I know she's ok I love you my precious Aunt happy happy happy that's what she always said hugs in heaven

Debbie Stroman

July 27, 2018

I started sitting with Kathryn last year this time at Brookdale, she was one of the sweetest ladies I've ever met in my life, always smiling always positive about everything, we always talked about how much we loved our families, she knew all of my family because she grew up with them, I will always cherish the memories that I had with this precious lady, I miss her but I know that one day we will meet again.

Ronald Eckard

July 26, 2018

Every time I saw Kathryn she reminded me that we were actually double first cousins, thus making our family connection particularly strong. I made a point of visiting her every time I was in town from my home in Texas. We both looked forward to those visits. I especially liked those visits because I learned a great deal about my parents and grandparents from her. I also enjoyed our times together because she was determined to remain positive, to avoid complaining, even when I knew she didn't feel well. Furthermore, she had no interest in small talk. She wanted every conversation to be substantive. And she made it so.

The last time I saw her was in June. As I bent down to kiss her good-bye, she flung her arms around me and held me close, prolonging the embrace for precious moments. We both knew it would be our last embrace.