Wesner receives praises, money

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B y Jaime Thomas

The appreciation continues to roll in for Pat Wesner after her good deed several weeks ago.

The director of the Pember Library and Museum said she has been receiving piles of letters in the mail from all over the United States.

People from Missouri, Ohio, California and elsewhere have been praising her and donating money to the non-profit organization.

“Someone bought me lunch today,” Wesner said of a Wisconsin woman who sent $15 for a meal and wrote that “it’s nice to hear about people who do good things in this world.”

Others have sent donations to the Pember in Wesner’s name ranging from $15 to $100, for a total of about $800.

“I think it’s fantastic that people want to support the Pember and appreciate my doing the right thing,” she said. The letters, which laud Wesner for returning the $11,000 that fell out of a Brinks truck in front of her, reiterate that honesty is the best policy.

Wesner said some of the people who sent money said they would probably never visit the museum, but they’d like to support it nonetheless.

And nearby, Krystal Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge, Inc. of Warrensburg, wanted to reward Wesner’s exemplary behavior, especially after hearing her trunk was tied down with a bungee cord.

“I thought even more of her after I heard that; she could’ve used that $11,000,” said Frank Toti, general manager of the dealership.

He repaired her broken hatch, washed the car, filled her gas tank and gave her $100 for the Pember.

“I think she’s a role model for everyone,” Toti said. “I decided to do something for such a special woman — I’m not sure how many people would’ve done what she did.”

Wesner thought it was amazing that Toti and the dealership were so generous toward her. She still hadn’t heard back from Brinks on Tuesday, but she was going to use her lunch money at either the Wells Village Store or Chapman’s Store for a sandwich.

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