Hazel Joan Weible, 85, of Nebraska City passed away Sept. 30, 2018, at The Ambassador in Nebraska City.  
Known by most as Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) she was born Aug. 30, 1933, in Beatrice, Nebraska, the daughter of Merl and Victoria (Rossell) Leeper.   
She lived in Nebraska City for many years and graduated from Nebraska City High School and Peru State College.  
Hazel taught school in a one-room rural schoolhouse west of Nebraska City. She met and married G.J. “Bud” Weible.  
In their early years, Bud and Hazel lived at U.S. Air Force bases across the United States and abroad, but returned to Nebraska City when Bud retired from the Air Force in 1971.  
Hazel formerly worked at Joe’s Café and JC Penney’s.  
Hazel loved traveling and particularly enjoyed card games with family and friends and get-togethers with her immediate and expanded families.
She hosted a week-long reunion at Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast in Nebraska City in 2017 that brought together all her children and their spouses, her grandchildren, and nearly all her great-grandchildren from across the nation, as well as her siblings and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was a dedicated and involved member of Bethel United Church of Christ.  
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Alice Bernice “Bee” Whitmore; daughter-in-law, Rosalee (Hammers) Weible and granddaughters, Jennifer Weible and Kelli Martin.
Survivors include her sisters, Beverly Jordan of Tabor, Iowa, and Suzy Briley of Nebraska City; brother, Harvey Leeper of Nebraska City;  sons, Burt and wife Cindy of Nebraska City; Marvin and wife Robin of Craig, Colo.; Bruce and wife Natalie of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; daughter, Sandy Ruether and husband Scott of Staplehurst; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, four step grandchildren, ten step great grandchildren and two step great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were to be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Bethel United Church of Christ in Nebraska City with burial in Wyuka Cemetery. Visitations were to be 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral.com.  
Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.