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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.   Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

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Wadel, Paul Eugene ; . . Weaver, Anna Elizabeth Gingrich ; . . Weaver, Barbara M. Oberholtzer Sensenig ; . . Weaver, Diane Marie Good ; . . Weaver, Edna Z. Burkholder ; . . Weaver, Elise B. Martin ; . . Weaver, Ella H. Wenger ; . . Weaver, Esther S. Hess ; . . Weaver, Glenn M. ; . . Weaver, Glenn R. ; . . Weaver, Irwin M. ; . . Weaver, James ; . . Weaver, Laura G. Musser ; . . Weaver, Lester M. ; . . Weaver, M. Lloyd "Teepa", Jr. ; . . Weaver, Mark A. ; . . Weaver, Mary Eby ; . . Weaver, Mary M. Weber ; . . Weaver, Melvin R. ; . . Weaver, Miriam M. Snyder ; . . Weaver, Richard Lee ; . . Weaver, Ruth Buckwalter Ruhl ; . . Weaver, Thelma Miller ; . . Weaver, Zamaria Hailee ; . . Weber, Floyd S. ; . . Weiler, Edna H. Martin ; . . Wenger, Carolyn Landis Charles ; . . Wenger, Earl H. ; . . Wenger, Jacob Dewitt ; . . Wenger, Mary Z. Hurst ; . . Wenger, Mervin D. ; . . Wenger, Miriam Showalter ; . . Whetstone, Perry H. ; . . Widrick, Muriel Ruth Roggie ; . . Wier, Georgia C. ; . . Williams, Eldon Eugene ; . . Wingard, Alivia Kate ; . . Wissler, Shirley M. Wagner ; . . Witmer, Harold K. ; . .

 

Wadel, Paul Eugene
April 7, 1959 - July 6, 2020

Paul Eugene Wadel, 61, of Washington Boro, passed away on July 6, 2020, in a swimming accident in the pond on the home farm.

He was born in Christiana, to David and Ruth (Blank) Wadel. He was the loving husband of Donna Lois (Herr) Wadel with whom he celebrated their thirty-ninth anniversary on July 4. She is the daughter of Donald and Dorcas (Weaver) Herr.

Paul was a long-time farmer, well-known and respected in his local community. He was a member of the Blue Rock Mennonite Church, in which he was actively involved. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his sons and daughters, Franklin and Christina (Siegrist) Wadel, of Jordanville, NY; Frederick Wadel, at home; J. Peter and Erin (Willms) Wadel, of Washington Boro; David Deiter, at home; Margaret and Austin Martin, of East Earl; Lorraine and Micah Cormier, of Porter, Maine; Catherine and Jadin Martin, of Vineland, NJ; Miriam Wadel, at home; grandchildren, Nathan, Brenda, and Caleb Wadel and Gordon and Ingrid Cormier; brothers and sisters, Marlin and Denise Wadel of Wolcott, VT; Clair and Susan Wadel, of Holden, MO; Judith and Rodney Martin, of Bridgewater, VA; Joy and Daniel Baltozer of Mount Joy, PA; and Angel and Debbie Rivera of Lancaster, PA.

A public viewing will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Blue Rock Mennonite Church, 3457 Blue Rock Road, Lancaster. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:00 AM at the Blue Rock Mennonite Church. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Stradling Funeral Home, Akron/Ephrata, PA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Weaver, Anna Elizabeth Gingrich
April 26, 1924 - May 17, 2020

Anna Elizabeth Weaver, 96, of Pittsgrove, NJ passed away peacefully early Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Miriam and Lester Weaver. She was predeceased by her husband of seventy years, Aaron Z. Weaver, in 2014. She was born on April 26, 1924 in Lebanon PA. She was the daughter of the late John and Fannie (Lehman) Gingrich.

She married on Christmas Day, 1943. In 1985, Aaron and Anna moved from Lancaster County to live near their daughter's family in South Jersey. She was a diligent homemaker, sharing their residence for many years with various boarders. Anna was a long-time member of the Vineland Mennonite Church. She was also preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

She is survived by one daughter, Miriam, wife of Lester Weaver, Pittsgrove, NJ; one foster daughter, Marcella Smith of Lancaster; and one brother, David Gingrich, of Lititz, PA. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren: Melita & James Siegrist, Marla & Marcus Martin, Marcus & Ruth (Goodwin), Melody & Jere Martin, Jerome & Audrey (Martin), Jaron & Janelle (Kurtz), Joel & Londa (Cross), Justin & Dorcas (Kreider), Joanna & Shannon Garman, Merlin & Juanita (Slaymaker); and 44 great-grandchildren.

A private family funeral service will be conducted with burial in the Vineland Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/19/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Barbara M. Oberholtzer Sensenig
December 9, 1935 - July 14, 2020

Barbara M. Weaver, 84, of Ephrata, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, after a brief illness.

Born in East Earl, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Barbara (Martin) Oberholtzer. Her first husband, Rufus K. Sensenig, died April 29, 1982, and her second husband, Michael N. Weaver, died Dec. 8, 2003.

Barbara worked as a seamstress for Dutchmaid in New Holland.

She was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference, and in her younger years enjoyed sewing for relief sales and yard saleing.

Surviving are three brothers, David M. (Lucy Hurst) Oberholtzer of Lititz, Adam M. (Ella Martin) Oberholtzer of East Earl, and Leroy M. (Shirley Longenecker) Oberholtzer of Manheim; eight Weaver step children, Irwin W. (Mary) Weaver of New Holland, Lena W. (late Sherman) Leed of Ephrata, H. Landis (Pauline) Weaver of Quarryville, Miriam W. (late Samuel and late Melvin) Snader of Terre Hill, Esther Mae (Eugene) Sensenig of Newmanstown, M. Vernon (Anna) Weaver of Bluford, IL, Ray W. (Linda) Weaver of Terre Hill, and Roy W. (Sharon) Weaver of Caanan, NH; five Sensenig step children, Eugene Z. (Esther) Sensenig of Newmanstown, Ella Mae (late Martin) Hoover of Lebanon, Carl Z. (Noreen) Sensenig of Penn Yan, NY, Harold Z. (Esther) Sensenig of Shippensburg, and Lamar Z. (Carol) Sensenig of Shippensburg; 74 step grandchildren; and numerous step great-grandchildren, step great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are two sisters, Anna M. Wenger and Lena M. Martin; and a brother, Noah M. Oberholtzer.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 21 at 9 am at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata with further services at 9:30 am at Weaverland Mennonite Church with the Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Monday, July 20 from 5-8 pm at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/16/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Diane Marie Good
December 29, 1966 - August 15, 2020

Diane Marie Good Weaver, 53, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at her home. Mrs. Weaver was born Dec. 29, 1966, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of Richard and Wanda (Weaver) Good of Harrisonburg, Va.

Diane was a member of Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. She was the Chief Marketing Officer at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center, where she worked since graduating from Eastern Mennonite University. She had both bachelor and MBA degrees from EMU.

Diane was a beloved member of the VMRC community. She formed many close relationships with residents and coworkers during her many years working there. She always had a smile and an encouraging word for those she met. She enjoyed competing in golf tournaments and spending time at the beach. She was past-president of the Harrisonburg Rotary Club. Most of all, she loved spending time with friends and family.

On Aug. 26, 1989, she married Jonathan Weaver, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Stuart Anthony Weaver of Harrisonburg; and her sisters, Barb (Rodney) Gunden of Harrisonburg, Janice (John) Gandy of Harrisonburg, and Phyllis (Dale) Yoder of Bay Port, Mich.

Mrs. Weaver was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Good.

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Compassion Fund, 1401 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.mcmullenfh.com.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 8/17/2020
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Edna Z. Burkholder
March 17, 1930 - August 16, 2020

Edna Z. Weaver, 90, of Manheim, died peacefully on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at the Maugansville Mennonite Home in Hagerstown, MD. Born in Ephrata she was the daughter of the late Noah W. and Elizabeth Zimmerman Burkholder. A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Noah B. Weaver who died in July of 2014. She was a member of Clearview Mennonite Church, Manheim.

Surviving are two sons: Lester B. husband of Irene R. Kurtz Weaver of Manheim, Linford B. husband of Lynnette S. Zimmerman Weaver of Manheim, four daughters: Elaine B. wife of Leonard E. Horning of Denver, Ruth Ann wife of Philip R. Horst of Ephrata, Marie B. wife of Mel Horst of Lititz, Marion B. wife of Norman L. Hahn of East Earl, a daughter-in-law, Erma E. Weaver of Manheim, 34 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren, four brothers: Ivan husband of Irene Burkholder of Akron, Harvey husband of Jeanette Burkholder of Denver, Norman Burkholder of Talmage, Elvin Burkholder of Ephrata, and three sisters: Mary Nolt Martin of Richland, Ella Hurst Zimmerman wife of Isaac Zimmerman of Ephrata, and Etta Martin of Holtwood. Preceding her in death is a son, Noah B. Weaver, Jr., a grandson, Arlen L. Weaver, three brothers: Aaron, Noah, David, and five sisters: Alta, Anna, Elizabeth, Ada, and Lena.

Funeral services will be at Clearview Mennonite Church, 90 North Esbenshade Road, Manheim, on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 9:30 AM. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. There will be a viewing at Garrett's Mill, 9 Terry Lane, Lebanon on Thursday evening from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Please omit flowers. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/19/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Elise B. Martin
January 6, 1925 - Aprill 2, 2020

Elise B. Weaver, 95, of Port Trevorton peacefully entered into rest at 9:07 pm on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at her daughters Miriam's residence.

Born on January 6, 1925 in Earl Township, Lancaster County, a daughter of the late Daniel and Katie (Bowman) Martin. She was the wife of David G. Weaver, who preceded her in death.

Elise was a member of Stauffer Mennonite Church.

She is survived by her children: Marvin (Stella) Weaver, Ephrata, Norma (Allen) Brubacher of Leonardtown, MD, Miriam (Edwin) Martin of Port Trevorton, John David (Janice) Weaver of East Earl, PA, Floyd (Joyce) Weaver of Peebles, OH, Elmer (Sandra) Weaver of Leola, Elvin (Elva) Weaver of Mechanicsville, MD, Wilmer (Debra) Weaver of Ephrata, Abel (Mabel) Weaver of Mt. Pleasant, Mills Leroy (Brenda) Weaver of Hillsboro, OH, Warren (Wanda) Weaver of Bainbridge, OH, Nathan (Nancy) Weaver of Bainbridge, OH, Elaine (Alvin) Martin of Ephrata, Timothy (Louise) Weaver of Bainbridge, OH, 100 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Sue Martin (Daniel) of Hillsboro, OH.

She was preceded in death by five grandchildren in infancy.

Burial is private at the Stauffer Mennonite Church, Earl Township, Ephrata.

Arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, Mifflinburg, and local arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Ephrata, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/4/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Ella H. Wenger
November 16, 1941 - June 22, 2020

Lebanon - Ella H. Weaver, 78, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, June 22, 2020.

She was the wife of the late Raymond W. Weaver who died in 2014. Born in Bareville, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Lizzie Horst Wenger.

Ella was a homemaker and a member of the Elm View Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Surviving are six children, Nelson husband of Esther (Oberholtzer) Weaver of Colby, WI, Pauline wife of Barton Sensenig of Myerstown, Richard husband of Irene (Nolt) Weaver of Denver, Anna Mary wife of Harvey Brubacker of Colby, WI, Louise wife of Mark Martin of Unity, WI, and Elaine wife of Leon Horning of Lebanon; 28 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, seven siblings, Anna wife of the late Luke Wise of Myerstown, Clarence husband of Mabel Wenger of Ephrata, Melvin husband of Elizabeth Wenger of Denver, Alma wife of the late Paul Martin of New Holland, Erla wife of Clarence Horst of Lebanon, John Allen husband of Velma Wenger of Bird-In-Hand, and Mary E. Wenger of New Holland; and a sister-in-law Ida wife of the late David Wenger of Ephrata. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth, three great grandchildren and two brothers, David and Ivan Wenger.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 29, at 9:30 A.M. at the Groffdale Mennonite Church, 90 Groffdale Church Road, Leola, PA with Bishop Curvin Z. Zimmerman officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, PA on Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA.

Lebanon Daily News - 6/24/2020
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Esther S. Hess
March 1, 1931 - April 26, 2020

Esther S. Weaver, 89, of Lititz, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz; where she was a resident for the past five years. Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Miles and Lottie Stauffer Hess. She was the wife of 65 years to the late Paul E. Weaver, who died in August of 2017.

Esther retired from Kmart Corporation, Lancaster, after 20 years, and was a 29-year cancer survivor. She was a member of Lititz Mennonite Church and had served as a librarian when she was younger. Esther was an avid reader, enjoyed collecting ceramic birds of all types, and loved to sing hymns.

Surviving are four children: Marilyn (Robert) Sides, Lancaster, Shirley (Jay) Weaver, Lititz, Judy (Dean) Sweigart, Jacksonville, FL, Glen (Larissa) Weaver, San Jose, CA, eight grandchildren: Dawn (Ever) Sandoval, Jennifer Weaver, Jay Andrew (Bridgett) Weaver, Natalie Weaver, Amber (John) Buchholz, Brittany (Rhett) Malone, Anya Weaver, Arianna Weaver, two sisters; Verna Zimmerman, Lititz, Arlene Hertzog, Ephrata, and one brother, Leon Hess, East Earl. Preceding her in death besides her husband and parents is a sister, Irene Snader, and a brother, Clarence Hess.

Services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family at Hess Mennonite Cemetery, Lititz.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/28/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Glenn M.
May 13, 1967 - February 28, 2020

Glenn M. Weaver, 52, peacefully graduated into heaven following a brief illness on Friday, February 28, 2020, surrounded by family.

Glenn was born May 13, 1967. From 1988 to present Glenn was a Friendship Community resident, a place he truly felt loved and at home as he matured under their creative leadership.

Glenn loved people and attention. His humor refreshed many hearts. Glenn's all time favorites were spending home weekends with one of his siblings, eating at a restaurant, and receiving birthday and Christmas gifts. Listening to Ranger Bill, playing his harmonica or Gospel music CD's, receiving shirts or mugs naming sport teams, plus his too-many-to count calendars definitely painted a happy face.

Throughout his 31 years at Friendship Community, Glenn was involved in many community and church activities as well as briefly helping his sister with a vending machine business.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin N. Weaver and Virginia H. Weaver (Martin) as well as two brothers, Earl and Nelson. Glenn is survived by six sisters and three brothers, Grace, Kathy, Merv, Elvin, Louella, Leonard, Lorraine, Mimi, and Carole.

A Celebration of Glenn's Life will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Hempfield Church of the Brethren, 1186 Stevens Road, Manheim, PA 17545 at 11:30 AM with Pastor Milton Stoltzfus officiating. The family will receive family and friends at the church from 10:30 AM until the time of the service. Graveside service at Bossler's Mennonite Church at 9:00 AM. Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Elizabethtown.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/2/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Glenn R.
December 17, 1965 - April 20, 2020

Glenn R. Weaver, age 54 years, four months and three days, passed away, Monday, April 20, 2020 at his home. He was born December 17, 1965 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, a son of Irvin B. and Emma M. (Reiff) Weaver.

He was married to Kathryn Z. Kilmer on July 11, 1987 in Barnett, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife Kathryn Z. Weaver; his mother, Emma M. Weaver; six children, Carolyn Hoover and husband Owen of Versailles, Missouri, Shirley Zimmerman and husband Eldon of Arbela, Missouri, Joshua Weaver and wife Joni of Versailles, Missouri, Shawn Weaver and wife Pamela of Versailles, Missouri, Jason Weaver and wife Sharlene of Versailles, Missouri, Kaylee Zimmerman and husband Travis of Versailles, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; one brother, Gerald Weaver and wife Annetta of Versailles, Missouri; five sisters, Karen Kilmer and husband Orvie of Clarksburg, Missouri, Joyce Ramer and husband Russell of Russellville, Missouri, Janice Zimmerman and husband Edward of Fortuna, Missouri, Rosanne Kilmer and husband Daniel of Barnett, Missouri and Norma Ramer and husband John of Russellville, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

When Glenn was twelve, he moved with his family to the Versailles Community where he spent his life as a farmer. He was a member of North Ozark Mennonite Church in Versailles. Glenn also drove a school bus and volunteered for the local fire department.

He enjoyed spending time at the lake fishing and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

The church is conducting an outdoor service with social distancing being observed at 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 24, 2020 at North Ozark Mennonite Church. Burial will be in North Ozark Mennonite Church Cemetery. The family is hosting a visitation from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the North Ozark Mennonite Church with ten friends allowed at a time.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Weaver, Irwin M.
August 14, 1928 - April 21, 2020

Irwin M. Weaver, 91, of Ephrata, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at Keystone Villa.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Luke and Anna (Martin) Weaver and was the husband of Esther E. (Martin) Weaver with who would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on June 3rd.

He was presently a member at Martindale Mennonite Church. In previous years he served as Deacon at Landis Valley Mennonite Church, was a Youth Leader and also taught Sunday school for many years.

Irwin was a farmer. He was also a mechanic for Chas Weaver Masonry and after retirement he worked for Ephrata ReUzit. He enjoyed tinkering and fixing things.

In addition to his wife, Irwin is survived by 3 children: Lamar, husband of Edith Weaver of Ephrata, Dennis, husband of Joann Weaver of Mansfield, Joy, wife of Marlin Hershey of LaPorte City, IA; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Luke, husband of Arlene Weaver of Ephrata, Lloyd, husband of Naomi Weaver of Farmersville; and 3 sisters, Thelma, wife of Nelson Hershey of Mountville, Edith, wife of Paul Gehman of Ephrata, Rosene, wife of Leonard Martin of Red Run.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Nelson Weaver; 3 brothers, Raymond, Charles, and Emory and 2 sisters, Pearl and Miriam.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice and Community Care and the staff at Keystone Villa for the care that they gave to Irwin in the last few months.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in the Landis Valley Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Irwin's memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/23/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, James
April 18, 1954 - July 22, 2020

James Weaver, 66, Bremen, died 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at his home. He was born April 18, 1954, in Elkhart, to William G. & Annetta (Martin) Weaver. On August 28, 1982, he married Karen (Shaum) Weaver.
Surviving are his wife, Karen, Bremen, 4 children, Julie (Matt) Pletcher, Goshen, Krystal (Justin) Martin, Elkhart, Douglas (Shari) Weaver, Goshen, Kevin Weaver, Bremen, 10 granddaughters, siblings, Wayne (Janie) Weaver, Claypool, Harry (Miriam) Weaver, Argos, Margaret (Willard) Martin, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Irvin (Anna Mary) Weaver, Elkhart, Erma (Gary) Showalter, Mt. Crawford, Virginia, brothers-in-law, Neil Beery, Harrisonburg, Virginia and Roy Ringler, Goshen.

Preceding him in death are his parents and siblings, Lucy Beery, Miriam Ringler and Martin Weaver.

James worked for Brubacher Excavating and was a member of Cornerstone Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020, and 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Cornerstone Mennonite Church, 24546 CR 44, Nappanee, where the funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2020. Home Ministry will officiate, and burial will follow at the Cornerstone Mennonite Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Christian Aid Ministries and Heartland Hospice.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Homes
Wakarusa - Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Weaver, Laura G. Musser
October 3, 1933 - March 22, 2020

Myerstown - Laura G. Weaver, 86, of Myerstown, passed away in her home on Sunday, March 22, 2020. She was the wife of the late Samuel M. Weaver. She was born in Warwick Township, Lancaster County on October 3, 1933, a daughter of the late Edwin and Anna Garman Musser. Laura was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church of Weaverland Conference.

She is survived by children: Anna M. Weaver of Myerstown; James husband of Alma Weaver of Myerstown; Irvin husband of Susan Weaver of Newville; Edna Weaver of Myerstown; Paul husband of Jolene Weaver of Jonestown; Barbara wife of Marlin Garman of Myerstown; Bertha wife of Leon Zimmerman of Stevens; Melvin husband of Joyce Weaver of Beavertown, PA; 31 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; siblings: Esther wife of Marvin H. Martin of Clyde, NY; Paul husband of Margaret Musser of Myerstown; Leroy husband of Mary Musser of Lebanon; Anna Mary wife of Willis Burkholder of Stevens; Verna widow of Lloyd B. Zimmerman of Danville; Ivan husband of Janet Musser of Stevens; Mabel wife of Eli Herr, Jr. of Ephrata; sister-in-law, Marian Musser of Myerstown.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Allen Musser and Samuel Musser; three grandsons.

Funeral services will be held privately. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.

Lebanon Daily News - 3/24/2020
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Lester M.
May 1, 1931 - September 5, 2020

Lester M. Weaver, 89 years, 4 months and 4 days, passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 at home. He was the husband of Anna H. Weaver. They had celebrated their 66th wedding Anniversary on Feb. 28, 2020. Born in East Earl on May 1, 1931, he was the son of the late George and Lydia (Martin) Weaver.

He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church. He enjoyed the Dairy Farm where he worked most of his life.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children: Barbara, wife of David Meck of St. Georges, DE; Mary Jane Schrock of Milton, PA; Carolyn, wife of Timothy Weaver of Robesonia, PA; David husband of Leanna (Stoitzfus) of Penn Yan, NY; Anna Mae, wife of Lowell Swartzentruber of Abbeville, SC; Nelson, husband of Melinda (Stelfox) of Tomah, WI; Sharon, wife of Eugene Plett of Richland, PA; Susan, wife of Charles Zimmerman of Myerstown, PA; Lester Michael, husband of Ruthie (Weaver) of Quarryville, PA; and Regina, married to Fred Martin of Sheldon, WI; 49 grandchildren and 86 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 granddaughters and 2 great-grandsons.

He is also survived by brothers: Martin, married to Rachel of Downingtown, PA; George, married to Joanne of New Holland, PA; Clarence, married to Arlene of Myerstown, PA; Mervin, married to Lucinda of Johnsonville, IL; and 1 sister Anna, wife of the late Daniel Martin of Ephrata, PA. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond, husband of Alta of Elverson, PA; and 2 sisters, Irene of New Holland, PA, and Esther Gage of Idaho.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bethel Mennonite Church, 1774 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA 17566 with Ministers Stanley Wine, Alvin Rohrer, Nevin Nolt and Jim Nolt officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/8/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, M. Lloyd "Teepa", Jr.
January 16, 1924 - April 7, 2020

M. Lloyd Weaver, Jr., “Teepa”, 96, of Harrisonburg, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Crestwood of the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.

Lloyd was born on Jan. 16, 1924, in Lancaster, Pa., and was a son of the late Martin Lloyd and Sara Stoner (Oberholtzer) Weaver, Sr. Lloyd devoted many years to the Mennonite Church. He served as Pastor of Huntington Mennonite Church in Newport News, and Bishop and Overseer for the Virginia Conference. He also served as President of the Virginia Mennonite Mission Board. Lloyd was also a Dairy Farmer. He made clear that he was a farmer/preacher at heart. He and his wife moved to Harrisonburg in 2008, and in 2019, moved to the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.

On June 18, 1947, he married the former Sarah Yoder, who survives.

In addition to his wife, Lloyd is survived by his children, Malinda Stoltzfus and husband, Glen, of Harrisonburg, David Weaver of Harrisonburg, Lavonne Lehman and husband, David, of Toano, and Alta Blosser and husband, Max, of Williamsburg; siblings Ken Weaver of Harrisonburg, Sam Weaver of Harrisonburg, and Ron David and wife, Susan, of Richmond; grandchildren, Michael Stoltzfus and wife, Jennifer, Julie Lehman and husband, Todd, Peter Lehman and wife, Kimberly, Renee Moyer and husband, Sam, Erik Blosser and wife, Irka, and Melissa Blosser; seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews with whom he often interacted.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

A private family burial at Warwick River Mennonite Church Cemetery will also be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorial contributions be made to the Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center, 9275 Barnes Road, Toano, VA 23168; or to the Virginia Mennonite Missions, 601 Parkwood Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Arrangements entrusted to the McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, Va.

Daily News Record - 4/11/2020
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Mark A.
November 29, 1978 - June 27, 2020

Mark A. Weaver, 41, of Goshen, Indiana, died Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Goshen Health Hospital, Goshen, Ind.

He was the son of Marie S. (Martin) Weaver of Port Trevorton and the late Allen M. Weaver.

Mark was born Nov. 29, 1978, in Lewisburg.

In addition to his mother, Mark is survived by a brother, Brandon A. Weaver husband of Carol S., Julie Weaver, Anita Stauffer wife of Levi B., and Jeannie Stauffer wife of Noah; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a niece and a nephew.

The family asks that everyone attending please follow all social distancing requirements.
A viewing will be held at the home of his mother, Marie Weaver, 414 Paradise Church Road, Port Trevorton on Thursday, July 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, July 3, from his mother's home with further services at 12:30 p.m. from Stauffer's Mennonite Church-McKees District, Old Trail and Oriental Road, Liverpool. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA
Published on June 30, 2020
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Weaver, Mary Eby
June 11, 1929 - August 22, 2020

Mary Eby Weaver, 91, died on August 22, 2020, at Greencroft Retirement Community in Goshen. She was an artistic person who loved creating art and who filled her home with beauty, especially beautiful ceramic pieces and flowers. She grew up in Pennsylvania during the Great Depression, in a big Mennonite farm family. She knew what it was like to work hard, go without, and depend on family.

As an adult, she worked full time and raised four children in Goshen, IN. She was a hard worker who also loved to sit and talk with her children and grandchildren, read, or watch a sunset with her husband Hank, the love of her life. She was active with gardening, bike riding, cross-country skiing and hiking. She loved being outdoors, especially in the mountains. With her patient, loving manner, she cared for her family, her patients, plants and pets.

Mary was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on June 11, 1929 to Henry and Anna Eby, the fifth of 10 children. She graduated from Goshen College in 1952, after completing her degree in Medical Technology with transfer credit through George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. She began her career at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Over a span of 30 years, she worked for a doctor in Elkhart, Goshen Hospital in Goshen and the Santa Barbara County Clinic in Santa Barbara, California.

Mary married Henry (Hank) David Weaver Jr. on June 7, 1952. They raised their family in Goshen. Other places they lived included Harrisonburg, Virginia, Elkhart, Boulder, Colorado, Santa Barbara California, Phoenix, Arizona, and Cary, North Carolina. Mary and Hank traveled all over the world, living at different times in Lima, Peru; Kathmandu, Nepal; Warsaw, Poland; Agua Amarga, Spain; and Blagorvgrad, Bulgaria. After retirement, Mary spent her final years in Goshen, Indiana.

Mary was a longtime member of College Mennonite Church. During her time in Santa Barbara, California, she was a member of Goleta Presbyterian Church, where she was an ordained Deacon and active in the choir. In North Carolina, she attended the Kirk of Kildare, in Cary, North Carolina.

Mary is survived by her husband Henry; four children, Sally (John) Weaver Glick and Judy (Richard Aguirre) Weaver, both of Goshen, Debora Weaver of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina and Donald (Rosanna) Weaver of Hyattsville, Maryland; and nine grandchildren.

She also is survived by siblings Ethel (Ed) Miller, Roy (Margaret - deceased) Eby, Aaron (Bertie - deceased) Eby, Henry (Virginia) Eby, Ann (John - deceased) Hennely, Ruth (Marvin) Penner and Ivan (Charlotte) Eby. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Martin Eby, sister-in-law Lydia Pearl Eby, and by her brother Warren Eby.

Plans for a livestream memorial service are still in development. Memorial donations may be sent to Goshen College.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Weaver, Mary Eby, 91, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died August 22, 2020 at the same place. She was born June 11, 1929 in Lancaster Co., PA to Henry and Anna Eby. On June 7, 1952 at Goshen she was married to Henry David Weaver, who survives/is deceased.

Surviving are children, Sally (John) Weaver Glick, Goshen, IN; Judy (Richard Aguirre) Weaver, Goshen, IN; Debora Weaver, Fuquay-Varina, NC; and J. Donald (Rosanna) Weaver, Hyattsville, MD; nine grandchildren, and siblings Ethel (Ed) Miller, Roy (Margaret - deceased) Eby, Aaron (Bertie - deceased) Eby, Henry (Virginia) Eby, Ann (John - deceased) Hennely, Ruth (Marvin) Penner, Ivan (Charlotte) Eby.

Brother Martin Eby, sister-in-law Lydia Pearl Eby, and brother Warren Eby preceded her in death.

Mary was an artistic person who loved creating art and who filled her home with beauty, especially beautiful ceramic pieces and flowers. She grew up in Pennsylvania during the Great Depression, in a big Mennonite farm family. She knew what it was like to work hard, go without, and depend on family.
As an adult, she worked full time and raised four children in Goshen, IN. She was a hard worker who also loved to sit and talk with her children and grandchildren, read, or watch a sunset with her husband Hank, the love of her life. She was active with gardening, bike riding, cross-country skiing and hiking. She loved being outdoors, especially in the mountains. With her patient, loving manner, she cared for her family, her patients, plants and pets.
Mary graduated from Goshen College in 1952, after completing her degree in Medical Technology with transfer credit through George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. She began her career at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA. Over a span of 30 years, she worked for a doctor in Elkhart, IN, Goshen Hospital in Goshen, IN and the Santa Barbara County Clinic in Santa Barbara, CA.
Mary and Arlin raised their family in Goshen, IN. Other places they lived included Harrisonburg, VA, Elkhart, IN, Boulder, CO, Santa Barbara CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Cary, NC. Mary and Hank traveled all over the world, living at different times in Lima, Peru; Kathmandu, Nepal; Warsaw, Poland; Agua Amarga, Spain; and Blagorvgrad, Bulgaria. After retirement, Mary spent her final years in Goshen, Indiana.
Mary was a longtime member of College Mennonite Church. During her time in Santa Barbara, CA, she was a member of Goleta Presbyterian Church, where she was an ordained Deacon and active in the choir. In North Carolina, she attended the Kirk of Kildare, in Cary, NC.

Memorial services were held September 4, 2020 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Unknown, College Mennonite Church
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Weaver, Mary M. Weber
June 15, 1918 - May 15, 2020

Mary M. Weaver, 101, of 351 Quarry Rd., New Holland, died Friday, May 15, 2020 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ammon M. Weaver, in 2007.

Born in East Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late Sydney M. and Lydia W. (Martin) Weber.

Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Con-ference.

Surviving are three children: Irma married to the late Enos Zimmerman, Orrstown, Ammon W., Jr. married to Eva G. Weaver, Spencer, TN and David married to Betty Weaver, Mount Pleasant Mills, a son-in-law Leon married to Katie High, Robesonia, 39 grandchildren, 195 great-grandchildren, two foster great-grandchildren, 56 great-great-grandchildren, a sister Irene Rutt, New Holland and two sisters-in-law, Anna Weber, Atmore, AL and Florence Weber, New Holland.

She was preceded in death by two children, Marian High and Kenneth L. Weaver, five siblings: Amos Weber, Ida Weaver, Mabel Hurst, Martin Weber, Raymond Weber and five half-siblings: Edgar Martin, Ivan Martin, Anna Hursh, Henry Martin, Peter Martin, two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private at this time due to the current public health crisis. Burial will be in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/16/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Melvin R.
November 23, 1932 - August 24, 2020

Melvin R. Weaver, 87, of Landis Homes, Lititz, went to be with his Lord and beloved wife, Marian, on Monday, August 24, 2020. Melvin and Marian had celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 18, 2018 before Marian passed away on October 28, 2018. He was the son of the late Harvey and Ella Weaver.

Melvin was a faithful member of Lititz Mennonite Church. He was head of maintenance at Landis Homes for a few years after retiring from Warner Lambert. He enjoyed showing his restored Farmall tractor in some of the local fairs and also drove it in the Ephrata Fair parade.

He will be missed by:his two sons, Gary (Maribeth) Weaver, Elizabethtown, Jim (Ginney) Weaver, Lititz, 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth (Dan) Stoltzfus, Sarasota, FL; two brothers, Ralph (Carolyn) Weaver, Lancaster, Irvin (Dottie) Weaver, New Holland. He was preceded in death by: a son, Robert W. Weaver; a brother, Clyde (Edna) Weaver; a sister, Arlene Weaver.

Services will be private with interment in Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Lititz. Furman's – Leola

Intelligencer Journal - 8/28/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Miriam M. Snyder
December 29, 1920 - January 15, 2020

Miriam M. Weaver, 99, of Ephrata, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Fairmount Homes.

Born in East Lampeter Twp., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Katie (Sensenig) Snyder. Her husband, Luke L. Weaver, died Sept. 8, 1995.

Miriam was a homemaker and a member of Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community, where she was active in the sewing circle. She also enjoyed quilting, embroidery, and covering hangers.

Surviving are three sons, Marlin E., married to Ruth Ann (Smith) Gehr Weaver of Ephrata, Linford L., married to Debbie (Rude) Weaver of Stevens, and Nelson R. Weaver and his companion, Betty Eutsey of Lancaster; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a brother, Clarence, married to Vivian (Weit) Stauffer.

Preceding her in death is a grandson, Michael Weaver.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Fairmount Home for the wonderful care they gave to Miriam.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 20 at 10am at Fairmount Homes Wheat Ridge Chapel, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522 with viewing from 9 to 10am. Interment will be in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Fairmount Homes Sharing Fund, address above. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/16/2020Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Richard Lee
November 3, 1959 - August 10, 2020

Richard Lee Weaver, 60, of Dongola, [IL] died Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in a farm accident in rural Cobden.

He was born on Nov. 3, 1959, in Ephrata, Pa., the son of Harvey M. and Laura N. Martin Weaver.

He married Ruth Horst on Jan. 1, 1983, in Wadsworth, Ohio.

Mr. Weaver is survived by his wife, Ruth of Dongola; four sons, John (Eva) of Dongola, Harold (Dawn) of Buncombe, LaRay and Roger, both of Dongola; five daughters, Nancy (Nathan Martin) of Buncombe, Karen (Mylen Martin) of Shippensburg, Pa., Diane (Toby Shiley) of Anna, Darla and Kathy of Dongola; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, Glen (Wanda), Clair (Rhoda) and Ernest (Regina), all of Dongola; six sisters, Janet, Eileen, Cheryl and Sharon Weaver all of Dongola, Velma (James) Brubaker of York Springs, Pa., and Joan (Donald) Yoder of Barnesville, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by one grandson, Jamin Scott Weaver, on Aug. 12, 2017.

Funeral services for Richard Lee Weaver were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Harvest Church in Anna [IL]. Interment was in the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Togo West Africa Mission.

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Weaver, Ruth Buckwalter Ruhl
May 5, 1922 - April 22, 2020

Ruth B. Weaver, age 96, of Ephrata, formerly of Lancaster and Soudersburg, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, at Fairmount Homes, after a period of declining health. In a mere two weeks she would have turned 97.

Born in Paradise on May 5, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Phares and Cora Hershey Buckwalter. She was the wife of the late Roy M. Weaver and the late J. Robert Ruhl.

Ruth was a member of Mellinger Mennonite Church. She worked many years at Dutch Haven Amish Stuff, Inc. as Gift Shop manager, buyer, and decorator. She collected miniature pitchers, and loved to read and travel. She enjoyed traveling to Mexico with her husband, where they hosted guests from the United States and Canada, and entertained them in their condo.

Ruth is survived by her granddaughter, Dawn M. Darling (Timothy) and her son-in-law, Paul L. Garber. Her daughter, Mary Anne Ruhl Garber, passed away in 2008 in an accident.

A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, April 28, at 11 a.m. in the Paradise Mennonite Cemetery, Cherry Hill Road, Paradise.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/24/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Thelma Miller
September 6, 1935 - August 12, 2020

Thelma Weaver, 84 of Goshen died Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Goshen Hospital as a result of injuries from a fall earlier in the day.

She was born September 6, 1935 in Goshen to Mary Ann (Troyer) and Dewey J. Miller.

On September 3, 1961 she married Wayne H. Weaver in Goshen.

He survives along with a son, Dawson Durrell (Colleen) Weaver; a daughter, Djuana Rochelle Weaver (Toby Duhon); a brother, Floyd D. (Ruby) Miller; a sister, Treva K. Yoder; seven grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn Michelle Weaver; a sister, Betty E. Miller; and a brother-in-law, J. Edward Yoder.

A member of Salem Mennonite Church, Thelma loved family. She was a foster mother to 50 foster children, had many babysitting children, and hosted two foreign exchange students.

Visitation will be Friday, August 14, 2020 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Salem Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, 23984 C.R. 46, New Paris, and Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. memorial service at the church.

Burial will follow at Salem Mennonite Church Cemetery, corner of C.R. 46 and C.R. 13.

Memorial gifts in memory of Thelma, may be directed to World Missionary Press, P.O. Box 120, New Paris, IN 46553 or Gideons International, PO Box 541, Goshen, IN 46527.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Weaver, Zamaria Hailee
January 26, 2016 - August 19, 2020

Zamaria Hailee Weaver, 4 year old daughter of Clint and Kelly Weaver, passed away due to a 5 month battle with severe Aplastic Anemia, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Zamaria was born Jan. 26, 2016, in Lewisburg, Pa. and moved to Missouri with her family in June of 2017.

She is survived by her parents, Clint and Kelly Weaver; siblings, Jamaul Hezekiah Weaver, Kebene Tahlia Weaver, and Meskele Teayrra Weaver, all of Downing, Missouri; paternal grandparents, Henry and Clara Weaver of Livepool, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Ivan and Trudy Brubacker, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Pa.; along with numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

The family will greet friends at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at the Cornerstone Mennonite Cemetery, west of Memphis, Missouri. Graveside services will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Eugene Fox officiating.

Memphis Funeral Home of Memphis, Missouri is assisting the family.

Sunbury Daily Item - 8/24/2020
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weber, Floyd S.
September 23, 1932 - January 21, 2020

Floyd S. Weber of Denver passed to his heavenly home surrounded by his loving family on January 21, 2020 at 87 years of age. He was born September 23, 1932 to Andrew and Mary (Sensenig) Weber.

On March 15, 1952 Floyd married Salinda (Stoltzfus) Weber. She survives, along with their children: Jean (Leonard) Good, New Holland; Mark (Kim) Weber, Mohnton; and Mary Ann Weber (Jerrol Shaum), Goshen, Indiana; and four grandchildren, Grant (Meagan) Good, Mohnton; Alex Good, New Holland; Aaron Weber, Mohnton; and Noah Weber, Mohnton.

Floyd is also survived by his siblings: Leon (Nancy)Weber, Reinholds; Margaret Gockley, Mohnton; Mildred (Herbert) Horning, Reinholds; Mae (John) Weaver, New Holland; Bernice Valverde, Normal, Illinois; John (Janet) Weber, Ephrata; Glen (Lucy)Weber, Mohnton; and Linda (Larry) Snader, Harrisonburg, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers-in-law Glenn Gockley and Daniel Valverde and a sister-in-law Norma Weber.

Floyd was a businessman who worked alongside his brothers for many years. After retirement, Floyd and Salinda enjoyed traveling and spending winters at their vacation home in Florida.

Floyd was a member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church, where he served as a deacon for 30 years. He also served for 30 years on the board of the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, including eight years as board chair.

His funeral will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Rd., East Earl with Larry Weber and Chester Yoder officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Sunday from 4 – 7 p.m. and Monday from 9 – 10 a.m.

Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials in Floyd's memory may be sent to Eastern Mennonite Missions, P. O. Box 458, Salunga, PA 17538. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/24/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weiler, Edna H. Martin
November 14, 1932 - January 17, 2020

Edna H. Weiler, 87, of Manheim, passed away on January 17, 2020. She was born in Churchtown to the late John M. and Lena (Horning) Martin, and was married to Harvey M. Weiler for 64 years until his death in 2017. Edna was a homemaker and a member of Lime Rock Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

She is survived by her 6 children, Lloyd M., husband of Sharon (Martin) Weiler, Manheim, Ruth M. Weiler, Manheim, Mervin M., husband of Mabel (Martin) Weiler, Womelsdorf, Edith, wife of Rufus Zimmerman, Manheim, Earla, wife of Ervin Oberholtzer, Lititz, Nelson, husband of Janice (Nolt) Weiler, Manheim, 32 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Irvin, husband of Nora (Buckwalter) Martin, a sister, Anna, wife of Hershey Martin, brother-in-law, Aaron Horst, sisters-in-law, Martha Weaver, Verna Hahn, and Mary Huber.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by infant twin brothers and siblings, Alta Horst, Raymond Martin, John Martin, Leroy Martin, Earl Martin, Lena Martin, Allen Martin, and sisters-in-law, Arlene Zimmerman and Minerva Martin.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Midway Reception Center, 210 East Lexington Road, Lititz. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM at Midway Reception Center with additional services at Lime Rock Mennonite Church, 99 Penn Valley Road, Lititz at 9:30 AM. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/20/2020
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Wenger, Carolyn Landis Charles
December 27, 1943 - April 27, 2020

Carolyn Landis (Charles) Wenger, 76, of Ephrata, Pa., passed from this life on Monday, April 27, 2020, at Fairmount Homes. She was born in Lancaster to the late Hiram Mowrer Charles and Anna Denlinger (Landis) Charles.

She is survived by a brother, Benjamin Landis, husband of Lisa (Dove) Charles of Linville, Va.; a brother-in-law, Phillip A. King of Chickasaw, Ala.; one niece and a grand-niece.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Clayton Wenger; her parents; and two sisters, Dorothy Ann Charles and Judy Landis (Charles) King.

She graduated from Hempfield Union High School, Landisville, Pa.; Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, Va., with a BA in English; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., with a MA in English. She also attended seminars on historical publications, administration of historical agencies and museums and 18th century German-script handwriting. She was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church.

She founded Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage magazine and served as director of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society from 1976 to 2001, when she officially retired but continued to work there in a volunteer capacity as archivist, museum curator and editor. She was a member of numerous professional organizations in the areas of archival and museum work.

Also, she was involved in church-wide and regional historical organizations such as Historical Committee of the Mennonite Church for 20 years; Pennsylvania German Society for 30 years; Eastern Mennonite Associated Libraries and Archives; Allegheny Mennonite Historical Association; Historical Society of Cocalico Valley; East Petersburg Historical Society and Grave Concern.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carolyn's memory may be made to Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Wenger, Earl H.
April 9, 1947 - June 25, 2020

Earl H. Wenger of East Earl, age 73, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at L.G.H. following a 5-year illness with cancer. He was the husband of Ruth (Burkholder) Wenger with whom he shared 49 years of marriage.

He was born in East Earl Twp. on April 9, 1947 to the late Harry and Susanna (Horst) Wenger.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Earl enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.

In addition to farming, Earl had worked at Witmer Coach Shop for the past 40 years until shortly before his passing.

Earl was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

In addition to his wife Ruth, Earl is survived by his son Gerald (Jeanine) of New Holland and daughter Loree (Glenn) Martin of Ephrata, seven grandchildren, two siblings: Raymond (Anna Mary) Wenger and Elmer (Anna) Wenger, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by siblings Lloyd, Arlene Martin Zimmerman, and Nora Wenger.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Balepur and staff of the Green Team at ABB Cancer Center, 8 Lime, and Dr. Claxton at Hershey Medical Center for their dedicated care over the years.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Weaverland Mennonite Church with Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Martindale Reception Center. Kindly omit flowers. Services entrusted to Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/27/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Wenger, Jacob Dewitt
December 15, 1935 - May 11, 2020

Jacob “Jake” Dewitt Wenger, 84, a resident of Rockingham, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020, at his home. Mr. Wenger was born Dec. 15, 1935, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Amos D. and Nettie E. (Rhodes) Wenger.

He was a farmer and a member of the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church.

On March 15, 1966, he married the former Mary Lou Eberly, who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Olen Wenger and wife, Alice, of Rockingham, Lucille Heatwole and husband, Ray Lynn, Linda Shank and husband, Sanford and Stanley Wenger, all of Dayton, and Laverne Wenger and wife, Ellen, of Rockingham; a sister, Esther Rohrer and husband, Paul, of Dayton; sister-in-law, Hazel Wenger; brother-in-law, Amos Knicely; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wenger was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul Wenger, Reul Wenger, Fred Wenger and Frank Wenger; three sisters, Martha Wenger, Anna Knicely and Frances Rohrer; and a grandson-in-law, Aaron Rohrer.

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, all services and visitation at the home will be private.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 5/12/2020Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Wenger, Mary Z. Hurst
March 31, 1944 - September 8, 2020

Mary Z. Wenger, 76, of Womelsdorf, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, in her home.

She was the wife of Willis Z. Wenger, with whom she celebrated 55 years of marriage on May 27th.

She was a member of Millbach Mennonite Church, Newmanstown.

Mary was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, Mary is survived by four children, Wilma, wife of Marlin Martin of Myerstown, Vernon, husband of Waunita Wenger of Newmanstown, Nevin, husband of Cheryl Wenger of Womelsdorf, Jerry, husband of Sharon Wenger of Myerstown; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four siblings, Miriam, wife of Leroy Martin of Lebanon, Noah, husband of Mildred Hurst of Lititz, Irene, wife of Irvin High of Myerstown, Elvin, husband of Carol Hurst of Lititz and a brother-in-law, Lloyd Martin of Lebanon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Noah B. and Mabel (Zimmerman) Hurst; a sister, Ruth Martin, and a granddaughter, Kailey Noelle Wenger.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020, 8:45 AM at the Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, with further services at 9:30 AM from the Millbach Mennonite Church, 3 N. Millbach Road, Newmanstown, with Bishop Frank Horning officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/10/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Wenger, Mervin D.
October 2, 1926 - June 15, 2020

Mervin D. Wenger, 93, formerly of Lititz, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Lincoln Christian Home, Ephrata. Born in West Earl Township, he was the son of the late Noah and Elma (Denlinger) Wenger. He was the loving husband of the late Mary Catherine (Herr) Wenger who passed away in 2017. He was a member of New Haven Mennonite Church, Lititz.

Surviving are four daughters: Carolyn (Edward) Schrock, Myerstown, Lorraine (Philip) Parbel, Womelsdorf, Shirley (Sam) Pierce, Manheim, Mary Lou (Ben) Mellinger, Denver, sixteen grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandsons; four brothers: Arthur, Lloyd, Earl and Roy Wenger, and a sister-in-law, Shirley.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family. Interment in Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery, West Earl Township.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/17/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Wenger, Miriam Showalter
December 15, 1948 - March 5, 2020

WAYNESBORO -- Miriam "Mim" Showalter Wenger, 71, moved to her new home in heaven on March 5, 2020. Mim was born on Dec. 15, 1948, in Broadway, Va., the daughter of Clayton D. and Thelma Getz Showalter. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School, where she met her beloved friend for life, David Weaver Wenger. They were united in marriage in 1968. She attended Eastern Mennonite College and graduated with a nursing degree from the University of Virginia in 1975.

Mim enjoyed serving the community with her nursing skills and worked in the nursing field until she retired in 2014 from Augusta Health in Fishersville, Va. In 1972, Mim and Dave moved to Wenger Grape Farm, near Waynesboro, Va., where they took over the family farm and raised 30 acres of Concord-type grapes. Mim loved visiting with customers at the farm each September during harvest season, and made her way around the community to help prune neighbors' backyard vines during the winter months.

Mim was a loyal member of Springdale Mennonite Church and lived a life of tireless service to others in the name of Christ. She enjoyed visiting and taking food to others, showing up to wash dishes or weed flower beds, and participating in countless Mennonite Relief Sales and mission trips with Mennonite Disaster Service. Mim served on many committees, frequently led hymn singing, loved playing church league softball, was passionate about family and Mennonite Church history, and relished spirited theological discussions.

As a child, Mim loved playing in the creeks and roaming the mountains around her home near Cootes Store and her love of nature never faded. Time spent at the ocean, hiking, watching sunsets, discovering wildflowers, and gardening were all priceless to her, and were legacies she inherited from her mother and handed down to her children and grandchildren. Most important to Mim were the many relationships and friendships she sustained over the years. Her home and her heart were open to all, young and old, friend and stranger. She thrived on time spent with family and friends and despite being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), she continued to plan gatherings to remain connected to others. In her final days, she was still surrounded by family, friends and music—hymns, bluegrass and gospel.

Mim is survived by Dave, her husband of 51 years; her three daughters, Wendy (Mark) Hochstedler of Waynesboro, Heidi (Brent) Yoder of Harrisonburg, and Kristi (Ryan) Stoltzfus of Steeles Tavern; her six beloved grandchildren, Madelyne, Ian, Isaac, Keaton, Cyrus, and Laurel; and her siblings, Samuel (Janice) Showalter of Rockingham, Millie (Ernest) Bennett of Castle Rock, Colo., Elva (Leon) Rhodes of Rockingham, and Bonnie (Michael) Greene of South Hill, Va.

Mim was blessed with the great support of family, friends, and the ALS Association, and wished that any memorial contributions in her honor be made to: The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter, 30 W. Gude Drive, Suite 150, Rockville, MD 20850.

A private burial along with a public Celebration of Life service will be held at Springdale Mennonite Church as soon as circumstances allow. Current plans are being postponed due to the novel coronavirus spread. Services are provided by Charlton and Groome.

Daily News Record - 3/20/2020
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Whetstone, Perry H.
December 26, 1942 - July 3, 2020

Perry H. Whetstone, 77, of Shipshewana, died at 5:14 am on Friday, July 3, 2020 at his residence. He was born on December 26, 1942 in Sturgis, MI, to Henry and Edna (Christner) Whetstone. On November 25, 1965 in Middlebury he married Anna D. Miller, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, John (LaVera) Whetstone, Jerry (Linda) Whetstone, all of Shipshewana; eight daughters, Loretta (Lavoyd) Schlabach, Linda (Vernon) Bontrager all of Shipshewana, Ruth (Danny) Otto of LaGrange, Ruby (Lavon) Schlabach, Esther (Alvin) Mullett, Mary (David) Yoder, Marlene (Calvin) Lambright, Marilyn (Daniel) Lambright all of Shipshewana; 44 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ray (Martha) Whetstone of Shipshewana, John Henry "Sonny" (Stacy) Whetstone of Apopka, FL; two sisters, LeAnna (Tobie) Yoder of Middlebury, Martha (Omer) Miller of Millington, MI.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Alpha Whetstone; twin sister, Mary Whetstone; great granddaughter, Kara Lambright.

Perry was a retired farmer and had worked for many years at the cheese house. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 4:00 pm on Friday July 3, and all day Saturday, July 4, at the Lavoyd Schlabach residence, 10225 W. 250 N., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Sunday, July 5, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Glen R. Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Widrick, Muriel Ruth Roggie, 88, of Lowville, Lewis Co., New York died February 29, 2020 at the same place. She was born February 6, 1932 at Lowville, NY to Aaron N. and Esther K. (Zehr) Roggie. On November 23, 1950 at Lowville she was married to Robert Nelson Widrick, who was born February 21, 1931 and died December 8, 2018.

Surviving are children, Sharon and Glenn Curry; Dale and Debbie Widrick; Keith and Colleen Widrick; and Brenda and Stephen Malone; ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a brother and his wife, Milford and Mary Lou Roggie.

A grandson, Jon M. Widrick and a brother, Marvin Roggie preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 3, 2020 at Lowville Mennonite Church, Lowville, NY with burial in Croghan Mennonite Cemetery, Croghan, Lewis Co., NY.

Submitted by: Connie Zehr, Lowville, NY
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Wier, Georgia C.
September 27, 1953 - February 29, 2020

Georgia C. Wier, 66, of Middlebury passed away 8:01 pm on Saturday evening after a three year battle with cancer. She was born on September 27, 1953 in Cadillac, Michigan to John and Hilma (Holmberg) Wier, who preceded her in death.

She was survived by two sons: Jason (Sheri) Wier of Middlebury, IN and Matthew (Kahla) Wier of Windsor Heights, IA; three
grandchildren: Danielle, Andrew, and Lille; two sisters, Ruth (Mark) VanBogelen of Manchester, MI, Teresa (Mark) Camilleri of Midland, MI; brother, Gary (Cindy) Wier, Anaheim Hills, CA.

Georgia loved spending time with her family, gardening, traveling, walking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. She volunteered doing gardening for the Middlebury Parks
Department, where she also served on the board. She enjoyed working as an accountant and earned her MBA at Indiana Wesleyan in 2005.

Viewing will be held at Clinton Frame Church, Goshen on Saturday, March 7, from 9:00 - 11:00 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. Services will be conducted by Pastors Sebastiano Rosa and Linda Miller, both of the church. Memorial contributions may be given to the Middlebury Parks Department. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of
arrangements.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Williams, Eldon Eugene, 79, of Rock Falls, Whiteside, Co., IL died January 13, 2020 at Dixon, Lee Co., IL. He was born February 23, 1940 in Dent Co., MO to Archie and Alene (Hartley) Williams. On November 1, 1965 at Sterling, Whiteside Co., IL he was married to Sandra Hamilton, who was born February 13, 1948 and survives.

Surviving are children, Eric (Karen) Williams; Bruce (Joanie) Williams; and Suzanne (Jeff) Lee; twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Edwin Williams.

His siblings, Ruby, Geraldine Anita, and Snoma preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 25, 2020 at Harvest Time Bible Church, Rock Falls, IL with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Sue Dirks, Sterling, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Wingard, Alivia Kate
September 11, 2020 - September 11, 2020

Alivia Kate Wingard, infant daughter of Matthew and Kaylene (Miller) Wingard, of Constantine, MI passed away at 4:15 pm on Friday, September 11, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. She had lived for approximately one hour.

Survivors in addition to her parents are four sisters, Elsie, Savannah, Madelyn and Bethany Wingard; grandparents, Perry and Fannie Wingard of Goshen and Richard and Arlene Miller of Shipshewana; great-grandparents, Lonnie and Tressie Lambright of Goshen, Iva Miller of Shipshewana and Anna Lambright of Topeka.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Katie Lambright, Vernon Miller, Leland Lambright, Perry and Wilma Wingard.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 13, at the Glen Borkholder residence, 25660 Bankers St., Sturgis, MI. Funeral services will follow visitation starting at 4:00 pm also on Sunday at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Glen Borkholder and the home ministers. Burial will be in Southeast Clinton Cemetery, Goshen.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Wissler, Shirley M. Wagner, 85, of Manheim, PA passed away at her home on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. She was born in York, PA, the daughter of the late Roy E. and Carleane (Ehrhart) Wagner. She was married to Jere Wissler who passed away in 2002. Shirley operated a dog grooming business and had a passion for animals. She loved reading, and watching birds.

Surviving are her daughters, Cathy Carter, and Vicki Martin (Michael Harlan); her brothers, Roger Wagner (Hazel) and Richard Wagner (Carolyn); six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were three grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Graveside Service at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery (Millersville Pike and Millersville Road) on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name can be made to Humane League of Lancaster.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/8/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Witmer, Harold K.
February 21, 1932 - January 26, 2020

Harold K. Witmer, 87, of Brethren Village, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Born in Penn Township, he was the son of the late Wayne and Mary (Keller) Witmer. Harold was the husband of the late Nyla (Ebersole) Witmer who passed away on August 6, 2018.

Harold owned and operated a dairy farm in Manheim for 35 years. After retirement he worked at the former Darrenkamp's Food Market in Mount Joy and the Lancaster Dairy Herd Improvement Association. Harold volunteered with Mennonite Central Committee. He enjoyed gardening, puzzles and feeding birds.

Harold and his wife were faithful members of Erisman Mennonite Church in Manheim. They served in a variety of roles over the years.

Surviving are four sons, Veryl Witmer of New York City, D. Lamar Witmer of San Francisco, Jeffrey Witmer, husband of Dawn Ginder of Manheim and Rodney Witmer, husband of Wendy Hoke Witmer of Landisville; three grandchildren, Abigail Witmer, Kammi Witmer, and Reyna Trujillo; four honorary grandchildren, Jacob, Erin, Issac, and Silas Buckwalter; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Eby, wife of Melvin of Manheim and Mary Ann Ebersole, wife of A. David of Manheim; and three sisters-in-law, Marion Witmer, Patsy Witmer and Jean Witmer all of Lititz.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Marvin, Kenneth, and Warren Witmer.

The family would like to thank Brethren Village Retirement Communities Rehabilitation and Courtyard teams for their care and attention they provided to Harold.

A memorial service honoring Harold's life will be held at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 3PM. Family and friends will be received at the church before the service from 2 PM to 3 PM. Interment will be private.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/28/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



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