James H. Weston

May 31, 2020

James H. Weston 90, former resident of Brook and Frankfort, Indiana passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Heritage Woods Assisted Living in Noblesville, Indiana where he had resided since February.  
He was born May 27,1930 in Rensselaer, Indiana to Paul H. & Ruth M. (Boner) Weston.  His marriage was to W. Joanne Whaley in Brook on July 21,1950 and she preceded in him death on October 4, 2013.
Jim was a 1948 graduate of Brook (IN) High School and a 1951 graduate of the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis.  He was a lifelong funeral director and had owned funeral homes in Brook and Morocco, Indiana and later owned and operated what is now the Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center in Frankfort, Indiana.   He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

Private family services will be held at a later date with inurnment at Riverside Cemetery in Brook, Indiana.

Survived by:

He is survived by two sons Gregory J. (Mary) of Fishers and Michael P. (Cindy) of Bargersville. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren:  Lisa Bergeson, Garrett (Kathy) Weston, Elizabeth (Troy) Blackwell and Brandon Place.  Nine great-grandchildren also survive.

Preceded by:

He is preceded in death by his wife: W. Joanne Whaley on October 4, 2013.


Leave your Condolences

23 Condolences for “James H. Weston”

  1. David Scott June 3, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Jim was one of the best men that ever entered the community of Frankfort. He was very honest and true to every family that came through the funeral home and provided the same great service to all no matter your financial status.
    I was honored to work with Jim at the
    funeral home in Frankfort. We enjoyed a lot of coffee and Roslyn bakery pastry rolls. During mushroom season he and Joanne would be waiting on the freshly picked mushrooms my daughter and I would take them.
    Jim was the best funeral director Clinton County has ever had or ever will have!
    Heaven has received one truly great person. He will be deeply missed.
    David and Sonya Scott

  2. scott hall June 3, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    you will be missed jim.you`re a top notch guy in my book.it was my pleasure to have known you.

  3. Tyler Shoemaker June 3, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    So sorry to hear that Jim has passed away. I had the privilege to work part-time with him at the funeral home awhile back. He always had a witty joke to tell and a smile on his face no matter what the situation was. He always made me feel like family when we were working and not just another employee. Prayers for peace and comfort to all of family.

  4. Eric MD Bell June 4, 2020 at 6:03 am

    A truly fine gentleman and a wonderful funeral director. Rest In Peace Jim, I hope to get one of your crushing handshakes in heaven one day.

  5. Jack scheid June 4, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Jim was one of the nicest guys I have ever known. Really always enjoyed being with him so much. God Bless

  6. Kevin Findley June 4, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Sorry for your loss he was a great man

  7. Louise Smith June 4, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Greg and Mary and families, I was sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May God surround you with warm memories and love at this time. Jim and Louise Smith

  8. Debbie and Mac Figgin June 4, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Mike we are thinking of you and family during this difficult time.

  9. Pamela Howe June 4, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Jim was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He always greeted you with a smile, hug or a joke. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with him. He would always tell me my Dad was the best golfer in Frankfort. He and Mary and family were there to help us out in many times of sorrow. They always went the extra mile and their kindness will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the days to come. With deepest sympathy. Bob, Barb, Pam Howe and family.

  10. Steve Rohrabaugh June 4, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    If we are lucky, we will have someone come into our lives and we are changed for good… I was fortunate to meet such a “Gentle Man” many years ago in Jim Weston. He was always pleased to see you and was genuinely interested in how you were and what was new in your life. Never saw him without a smile on his face. The world has lost “one of the good guys” but heaven has gained a true angel of a man! Rest easy my friend!

  11. Denny Miessen June 4, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    My sympathy to the family. I knew Jim from Westfield and kept in touch by phone and visits after he left town. Always enjoyed going out to lunch with him and Walt Carey . I will miss him greatly!

  12. Wayne Martin June 5, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    I loved working with Jim. He was always helpful, compassionate and caring. He will be missed.

  13. Bridget Gunn June 5, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Jim was such an awesome man. So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed our conversations and Jim’s laughter.
    He will be missed.

  14. Roger Carney June 5, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Hi Greg and Mary,
    Sending our love and sympathy to your family. Your mom and dad were very special to us. While there is a void in your heart that can never be filled, knowing you will be reunited in Christ is the hope that will get you thru each day.
    Roger and Janet Carney

  15. Carla Clemens June 5, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    Joan and Jim were special people who spread friendship and encouragement to everyone they met. When Jim came into my shop on the square he always praised our windows displaying our products. He always had a smile on his face and a warm greeting. Joan and he were a couple who belonged together. Greg, Mary, and Lisa, my heartfelt sympathy is with you and your families. Carla Clemens, Riley 4th grade teacher and owner of This & That Gifts.

  16. Ryan M. Shelley June 5, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    I met Jim Weston in 1985 when I was nine years old. It was that year the Weston family purchased both the Eller Funeral Home in Frankfort, Indiana, and the Williams – Eller Funeral Home in Colfax, Indiana. In three simple words I can sum up my regard toward Jim. I adored him. Having grown up across from the funeral home in Colfax, Jude and Marjorie Eller were our neighbors. Mrs. Eller was related on the Shelley side of my family. From a very young age I was fascinated with the funeral business. Literally, any time there was a visitation/funeral at the Colfax chapel, I was right there and no doubt in the way. They were too kind to tell me otherwise. It was the Eller’s who gave me my actual first job at a funeral home. My job was to pick up cigarette butts. My compensation was $.05 for each one I collected. For me it was the most amazing job a kid could have. As time progressed, I eventually donned a blue suit and you could find me out sweeping the curbs in my suit. I still have pictures to this day. Little did I know, five years later June 14, 1990 we would utilize the services of Mr. Weston. It was that day my father committed suicide. From the moment we met to make funeral arrangements I knew I wanted to be in funeral service as a career. From the age of fourteen I set my sights on doing just that. I have had the honor of serving grieving families in many different capacities professionally for twenty-eight years. Jim Weston was an amazing man who exemplified the very definition of a gentleman. All families who utilized their services were treated with the utmost respect and fairity. Life took me away from the Clinton County area after high school graduation. I had the occasional opportunity to pay my respects and run into Jim. God bless you Jim. May you rest in peace. I know when you entered heaven you were greeted by our Creator and you extended the firmest grip handshake you were so fondly known for. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s children and the entire Weston family. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful man with our community.

  17. Lora Wellman June 5, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Mr. Weston was such a gentleman and an kind assistant to families as they mourned their losses. He helped my family with arrangements and planning multiple times and I’ll never forget his compassion and the way he cared for those who required his services. Thank you Mr. Weston for all you did for so many.

  18. Patrick Chamberlain June 5, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    I can’t even begin to explain what Jim meant to me. All the family members he took care of. Especially when I got in the business and served the first part of my apprenticeship at Archer-Weston Funeral Home. That man taught me valuable lessons that I still apply today while caring for my families. So even though he is in gods loving hands, his knowledge and skill are still being applied today to grieving families. What a legacy. I truly believe God has a special place in his heart for those who care for the dead. James Henry, may God give you peace and comfort for eternity as he speaks the words “Well done good and faithful servant.”

  19. Joyce Pickett June 6, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    He was the most amazing cousin. The memories are endless. My deepest sympathies to the family. May he rest in peace.
    Love Joyce

  20. Brian Heimbach June 7, 2020 at 6:45 am

    A “Top Shelf” human being who always placed his focus on others. He was oblivious to what your station in life was and made you comfortable no matter if you had nothing or wealth. I never met a more genuine man and am thankful and blessed as he made me a better funeral director and person. He paid me the greatest compliment ever given and I’ll never forget that. Rest easy old friend.

  21. Bev & Doug Duysen June 7, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Greg and Mary, Mike and Cindy: What a great man and wonderful person you father was. We will truly miss Jim. He was a great friend to us as was Joanne. He was so Loving and Caring. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family. We met them right when they moved to Westfield and we became good friends. With Our Deepest Sympathy.

  22. James L Ferguson June 14, 2020 at 3:37 pm


  23. Carolyn Sharp June 15, 2020 at 1:29 am

    Greg and Mary,
    We were sadden to hear of Jim’s passing. He was one in a “million”. Bob and I feel so blessed he was apart of our life. We are certain Joanne, Jack and Joan were waiting at the coffee shop for Jim. God bless.

    Bob and Carolyn Sharp

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