Celebration of Life Service
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 4:00pm
Clayton State University campus
Harry Downs Building, CE101
Thank you so much for these kind words. Although they are hard to read, it is wonderful to know her students and co-workers loved her as much as we do. Keep the messages coming please! Nikki Weaver, youngest daughter
Dr. Weaver accompanied our study abroad group to Guatemala in 2009. The many fond memories I have of her include that she had packed American snacks to share with the group, something different for each night. Of course, I also remember her empathy, her wise advice, and her dedication to teaching. I'm so sorry to hear that she is gone.
Rachel Barrow, CSU BSN Alumni
First of all, my condolences to the family. Karen and I came to Clayton about the same time. I will always remember her calm and soothing spirit. I can actually say that I have never seen her upset. I must also say that she fought her illness with strength and grace. She continued to be a part of the faculty and even participated in meetings via the telephone. She will be sorely missed from the Clayton State family. May God bless you and your family during this time and always.
Victoria Foster, CSU Assistant Professor of Nursing
Dr. Weaver, I love you and you will truly be missed. I thank God that you are not in any more pain. You are in His Loving Arms. You would be proud to learn that I am pursuing my doctorate degree. You encouraged me and made me feel that I was capable of accomplishing anything. My dad also passed away a few weeks ago and I hope you get a chance to meet him in Heaven and he can tell you the story of how you changed my life. For the family it is my prayer that God will give you PEACE that surpasses all understanding. We have to be strong now and Lean on the Lord. She was an awesome woman and we can be sure that she resting in the Lord. Peace, Blessings, and God's Everlasting Love
Vicki J. Green, CSU MSN and BSN Alumni
It saddens my heart to hear of this news. We have truly lost a good, honest and decent person. Dr Weaver was remarkable in motivating and aspiring students to reach their full potential. Thank you, Dr Weaver for believing in me and encouraging me to further my education in nursing. I promise that because of you I will continue to motivate other nurses to reach for the top. Rest now my angle we will take over the job now because we have been touched and taught by the best, you.
Veronica Mason, CSU MSN Student and BSN Alumni
I am so sorry to hear this. I loved Dr. Weaver, she was a wonderful person and one of my favorite professors. Please keep me posted regarding the ceremony. I would love to attend.
It was an honor to seat under the teaching of such an awesome professor. A professor who selflessly gave of her skills and expertise. I pray that God comforts her family, friends and students and may her work live on through the lives of the students that she has taught over the years.
Marjorie Sewannyana, CSU MSN Student and BSN Alumni
Karen was always a smiling face. She took her student advocate role very seriously. Karen never complained about things. When I started working at Clayton she was one of the first to welcome me. We taught a few courses together and it was clear that she wanted her students to be successful. Karen was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Charlene Romer, Former CSU Nursing Faculty
To the Family of Dr. Karen Weaver.. In being an adjunct part-time instructor, I did not have the opportunity to meet and see Dr. Weaver very much. However, the times that I did, she always had a healing and dynamic smile lending to the Nursing Profession she loved, her colleagues, staff, and students! We give thanks to God for giving us His angel to serve this world as MOM, sister, friend, colleague, aunt, and the numerous other roles Dr. Weaver played in answering her calling to equip others to serve mankind. In a quote of an unknown author...it says, "LIFE GIVES YOU A HUNDRED REASONS TO CRY, SHOW LIFE YOU HAVE A THOUSAND REASONS TO LAUGH". Having Dr. Weaver at CSU gave a million reasons to smile!! May you take peace in knowing that her suffering brought glory to God, herself, and you...her family. We can only hope to be so strong and courageous. May God continue to bless and keep you in the days ahead until we all meet again.
Vanessa L. Faison, CSU Dental Hygiene Clinical Instructor
I had the pleasure of working with Karen during my time at Clayton. She was always open, accepting, and kind with me and all around her. She will truly be missed by many. My heartfelt sympathies to her family during this time.
Carol Isaac MacKusick, Former CSU Nursing Faculty
Dr. Karen Weaver was one of the nicest and caring advisors I've ever encountered. Indeed, she was the ultimate mentor and friend. I will miss her and the many months of correspondence we shared. I am saddened by this loss, but grateful that I had the rare opportunity to know her. Everything to be accomplished in my future will be attributed to her mentoring and leadership.
Judith L. Kanne, CSU BSN Graduate
Karen came into my life more than 20 years ago when she began teaching at Gordon College. We spent many hours working together with students, rewriting curriculum, teaching classes, sharing clinical experiences and most of all, being friends. She was such a lovely and gracious lady who will be missed by all who knew her. I feel blessed that she was my friend.
I can't even stop my tears... She was so hopeful in January. I will share the news with the HFMG majors. I have no words to express how deeply sorry I am to hear about our loss. My prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends during this horrible time. We loved her. She was a phenomenal teacher and we will greatly miss her.
Melanie Poudevigne, CSU Health and Fitness Management Chair
Dr. Weaver and I chatted via email quite often about our health. She took time out to check on me and make sure I continued in the RN-BSN program after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I recall her calling me from her hospital bed to make sure I had everything I needed to complete my practicum hours. She went above and beyond and really had a kind caring spirit. She is an instructor that I will remember forever. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Micah McMorris-Williams, CSU RN-BSN Completion Student
I just completed a search of my emails from Karen. I looked forward to emails of her health updates. She was such a caring person with a kind spirit. After my eye surgery in Sept 2013 she emailed to see how I was progressing. Her up beat email was an inspiration for me. I thought, of all that she's going through, how thoughtful of her to focus on someone else. She will be missed!!!
Gail Barnes, CSU Dental Hygiene Chair
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Weaver while attending Gordon College 17 years ago. It was also a pleasure see her again at CSU. Dr. Weaver's smile and positive outlook on life will be missed. While I am sorry she is no longer here I am glad she is no longer in pain. If she did not tell you, you would not have known her battle. She was always smiling. May God bless and give your peace during your time of loss.
Sharon English, CSU RN-BSN Completion Student
Dr. Weaver assisted me in getting acclimated to CSU and the nursing department when I first started teaching at Clayton. She served as a resource person at that time and over the years that I have been with the SON. She was gracious, kind, and extremely generous in sharing her knowledge. She took the time to listen and would assist you in findings solutions. I am so glad that I had the privilege of meeting her. She will be greatly missed!
Lorna Okorowo, CSU Nursing Adjunct Faculty Member
I didn't know Dr. Karen Weaver but only saw the emails about her and from her. Very sad, indeed, what I just read from Dr. Eichelberger. I didn't know her but feel sad inside. A year and a half is a long time to fight..I hope she didn't suffer, but w/cancer, I'm sure she did! :( I'm sorry for the loss for her family & your department.
Julane Contursi, CSU Nursing Adjunct Faculty Member