More than 83 people stopped at Memory Lane Museum in Weeping Water on Dec. 2 to bid a sad but fond farewell to Doris and William Duff. Doris has lived in Weeping Water her entire life, 83 years, and represents third generation in her family to call it home. The Duffs are moving to Lincoln this month, after spending both their lives volunteering their time in various organizations to make Weeping Water a better place to live and maintain his rich history in Cass County in the Weeping Water Historical Society.

John Oliver, president of the historical society, presented Doris and Bill at plaque to thank you for all the work they had done for the community.

“This small plaque represents much larger hearts in both of you. You tow have worked countless hours, days and years on more projects in our museum complex that can even be put into words,” he said. Both of you have given your time, talent, vision and finances towards most every improvement in our town. We truly are losing two pillars in our community. You are two people that have represented hard work and sacrifice and a true love for community.”

Oliver noted it would be difficult to “fill the big shoes” they will leave.

“We hope your leaving will be the beginning of a new journey for both of you. “We know that you will contribute more of your time and energy in other places and leave it better than you found it. May you be blessed on your new path and find joy and happiness wherever that path may lead.”

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