Weaver Inn Comfortable-Charizmatic
Visit Mansfield at its finest and step back in time where good manners were a sign of civility and comfort for strangers was a must!
Weaver Inn Bed and Breakfast was built in the 1800s by FB & Stella Fuson. It housed the Fuson Drug Store for many years. In 1974, Ross & Bessie Aneta Weaver bought the building and opened Aneta's Gazebo flower shop, which they ran till 2008. Lightning hit the adjoining building and the fire damage was extensive upstairs & downstairs. After nearly 34 years of business, the Weavers decided to sell the building to Mike & Connie Roberts and retire from the floral business.
Mike & Connie envisioned the two story building as a Bed & Breakfast. They wanted visitors in the area to have a relaxing place to come when visiting Mansfield, Missouri. So, after 9 months of renovations to fix the damages done by the fire, Weaver Inn B&B was born and opened May 22, 2009.
The first time I met Jean was at a Christmas Party Home Pride Bank held at Chateau Charmant, she was gracious but had a keen sense of humor... She laughed easily as an actor stole jewelry from the victim in the Murder Mystery "The Palais du Chocolat", and although she could laugh at frivolity, you sensed her deep caring for the banks employees, who sat near her.
About one month ago, I was lucky enough to come in contact with her again at the Wilder Home & Museum. I was encouraged that she felt being a part of Ozarks South Central Tourism would be not only a benefit to the Wilder Home and Museum but also to the community at large. What I found most interesting in this wiry older woman was her fierce loyalty to the finances of the Wilder Home & Museum. She was a woman who could afford any amount, but she took time to consider what would be the best use of the monies she was a steward over. And this impressed me... that she still had her keen mind as she approached 89!
Jean C. Coday, nee Short, was born in Ash Grove, Mo. on Nov 2, 1930... She attended Stephens College and received her Bachelor and Masters degrees from Drury University in Springfield Missouri. She married Joseph D. Coday and moved to Mansfield in 1960. She enjoyed teaching and for the next 21 years where she was a teacher in the Mansfield School System and served as the Elementary Principal for 10 years. Mrs. Coday served on the Board of Directors of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association since 1960 and was the President/Director since 1993. Nick Inman told me to watch for her little red car in the parking lot and you'll know she is there... and she was often there handling the day to day affairs of the museum.
She was the President and Chairman of the Board of Homepride Bank. Since 1992 Mrs. Coday served on the board of the Wright County Children's Home, the Mansfield School Board and sat on the board of several other civic organizations in the community. She had 3 children Joe, Jane and Bobby (who preceded her in death) ...
She passed away the morning of Nov. 1, 2018 in St. Louis.... Jane C Coday will be missed... Thank you for your selfless service to the community which you chose to call home!