from the Alma Signal-Enterprise, April 24, 1986: Joseph Henry Weekes, 84, Route 1, Eskridge, died Thursday, April 17, at his home. Mr. Weekes was a carpenter and farmed north of Eskridge most of his life. He was born September 2, 1901, north of Eskridge, the son of Charles and Louise Butefish Weekes. Mr. Weekes was a member of a Kansas City carpenters union. He married Nettie Marie Bridge on September 14, 1922 at Kansas City, Kansas.She died October 16, 1983. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lemoyne Kushner, Kansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Wilma Sterrett, Cottonwood, Arizona; and Mrs. Carol Swenson, Sacramento, California; two sons, Duane Weekes, Independence, Missouri; and Clayton Weekes, Topeka; a brother, Harvey Weekes, Eskridge; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren Mr. Weekes donated his body to the University of Kansas Medical Center for research.Memorial services were held Monday at Callahan Funeral Home in Eskridge.Memorial contributions may be made to the Emergency Medical Technicians Fund at Eskridge.