Barbara Gerner, 92, of Crystal Lake, passed away Jan. 7, 2013.
Barbara was born to Stefania and Ignatius Pawlowski. She was a twin and the last born of eight siblings.
She graduated from Lincoln High School in Cleveland in 1938. She took secretarial courses at night school and worked as a waitress.
She married Warren Weaver, to whome she was married for 52 years. Barbara combined her family life as a wife and mother of three, but also worked outside the home assembling airplane during WWII. During the Korean War, she found herslf back winding electrical coils for plane motors. Her employment also included treasurer of a Credit Union, and from that experience, a position at Carlings Brewery as a comptroller.
Barbara was well travelled and devoted herself to the creative arts - oil painting, playing the organ, sewing and upholstering, and collecting antiques. She had a great love of gardening, which was depicted in her canvases.
Barbara is survived by her daughters Corrine (Larry) Edmondson of Rochester N.Y., and Barbara (Mike) Kelley of Crystal Lake; her son Warren Douglas Weaver of Tulsa , OK; her grandchildren Tammy Edmondson, Chris Edmondson, Amy Kelley, Kris Reynolds, Heather Higginson, Melissa and Ryan Weaver; great grandchildren in Chicago area Hank, Claire, Dylan and Irene.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Warren, and her second husband, Robert Gerner.
Friends are welcome to a memorial service on Friday, Jan. 11, at noon at the Ridgefield Presbyterian Church followed by a graveside service at 1 p.m. at the Crystal Lake Memorial Park.
Arrangements handled by Skaja Bachman Funeral Home in Crystal Lake.