Kay A (Hanzlik) Weaver, age 65, of Beaver City, Nebraska unexpectedly passed away Monday, January 23, 2023 at Harlan County Health System, Alma, Nebraska. She was born to Alvin and Pearl Hanzlik on July 17, 1957 at Lynch, Nebraska.
Kay was raised on the family farm in Verdel, Nebraska. Kay attended Niobrara High School and was involved in many activities. She was very active in band, 4H, and cheerleading. Kay graduated from Niobrara High School in 1975. After graduation Kay attended Nettleton Business College in Sioux Falls South Dakota. In 1976 Kay was introduced to the love of her life Craig by her mother Pearl and Craig’s sister-in-law Marsha. They were introduced at a basketball game on February 13, 1976, over a piece of bubble gum. From that day true love formed between Kay and Craig. in the year Kay decided to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. Kay moved closer to Craig to Kearney Nebraska to attend Kearney State College. Kay then enrolled into St. Francis School of Nursing in Grand Island Nebraska and graduated with her Nursing Diploma in 1979. After graduation Kay relocated to Stamford, Nebraska to be with Craig and started her nursing career at Harlan County Hospital.
On June 2, 1979, Kay and Craig were united in marriage. This love story blessed them with two children: Sarah (1981) and Calvin (1986). Kay and Craig remained in Stamford Nebraska until 1984 when they relocated to North Platte Nebraska. In 1987 Kay started working at Great Plains Regional Medical Center as a Home Health and Hospice nurse. Kay continued to work for Great Plains until her retirement this past July. Kay and Craig recently relocated back to Beaver City Nebraska to start their “semi” retired life. As Kay was able to work from home the last couple years of her career.
In her “semi” retired life Kay was quick to make new friendships, she joined many ladies groups including the Triple P Club in which her and her mother in law Helen Weaver were able to grow their bond together stronger than ever, whether they were riding together to appointments or just having a lunch date they were very close. Kay also had a passion for gardening. She was known to always have an abundant garden and beautiful flower gardens. Kay had a love for travel her and Craig invested into an RV and traveled through many states to see many of their friends. They recently were able to enjoy going on an Alaskan Cruise with Craig’s classmates. Besides her ventures in the recent years, Kay was always up for adventures from following her kids every weekend as they grew up at soccer tournaments to weekend trips to visit family. Kay was blessed to be called a wonderful mother-in-law with a big heart. Kay welcomed her son-in-law Travis to the family in August 2010 and her daughter-in-law Shanea in June 2011. Both saw Kay as a second mom and could ask her anything without fear of judgement and knew she was always a call away.
Kay’s pride and joy were her grandchildren. She welcomed her first grandchild Trevon (Sarah) in May of 1999. Grandma Kay was a huge influence in Trevon’s life as she helped raise him. You could always hear her encouraging voice on the sidelines of his football and basketball games, track meets and through his academic success. She welcomed her second grandchild Addison Pearl (Calvin & Shanea) in August 2015. This little girl was the light of Grandma Kay’s life, from the moment she was born Addi would bring a smile to Kay’s face whenever she was around. Kay’s third grandchild Weston Dean (Calvin & Shanea) came along in December 2017 and kept Grandma Kay on her toes. Weston brought back fond memories to Grandma Kay of when Calvin was growing up. There was never a dull moment when Weston was with grandma. Finally, Grandma Kay welcomed her fourth grandchild Ruby Woods (Calvin & Shanea) in November 2020. This little angel was attached to Grandma Kay’s hip and would always bring a smile to faces no matter the circumstances.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Alvin and Pearl Hanzlik, Father-in-law: Dean Weaver, Brother in laws: Randy Weaver, Terry Weaver.
Kay is survived by her husband Craig of 44 years and dog Jessie, daughter Sarah (Travis) Roth, Calvin (Shanea) Weaver, Grandchildren: Trevon, Addison, Weston, and Ruby Weaver. mother-in-law: Helen Weaver. brothers: Rick (Deb) Hanzlik, Don (Terri) Hanzlik. brothers in law: Larry (Marsha) Weaver, Jack (Terri) Weaver, sister-in-law: Sandra Weaver and Gay Beavers and numerous nieces and nephews.
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)
Livestream on "Faith Community of Beaver City" Facebook page. Crowd overflow will be at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Beaver City, Nebraska.