Hear about Elma's experience in her own words through the Grand Valley State Oral history project.
Elma was very successful in the classroom and on the diamond. In the off-season she taught physical education at Airzona State and holds multible degrees. After her playing days she became a doctor. Elma also served two years in the service as a Wave. Besides baseball she also enjoyed playing field hockey.
Elma Steck Weiss, 91, of Sun City, AZ was born May 3, 1923 and died July 22, 2014.
Elma served in the Navy from 1944-46 and earned a doctorate in Physical Education. She was the Women's Athletic Director at Phoenix College from 1961-1984, and she played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1948-1949.
Elma was predeceased by her daughter Cindy Whitley, and survived by 3 children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life for Elma was held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Best Funeral Services-West Valley Chapel, Peoria AZ. Interment was conducted Friday Aug 1, 2014 at the Veterans National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
Author: The Arizona Republic (Phoenix)
Contributed By: Helen Nordquist
Copyright: The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) on July 27, 2014