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Warkentin, Otto ; . . Weaver, Avinell Ketterman ; . . Weaver, C. Irvin ; . . Weaver, D. Anne Harnish ; . . Weaver, Edna R. Martin ; . . Weaver, Elaine Marie ; . . Weaver, Elva J. Miller ; . . Weaver, Emery C. ; . . Weaver, Ivan Z. ; . . Weaver, John A. ; . . Weaver, Lee S. ; . . Weaver, Mahlon K. ; . . Weaver, Martha Kauffman Coffman ; . . Weaver, Martha Rose Weaver ; . . Weaver, Ruth Ann Hoover ; . . Weaver, Violetta M. Stauffer ; . . Wenger, Leon J. ; . . Wickey, William A. "Bill" ; . . Wilson, Roma J. Weldy ; . . Wise, Leah Jane ; . . Witmer, Paul Wayne ; . .


Warkentin, Otto
March 27, 1932 - May 9, 2022

Otto Warkentin, 90, formerly of Ft. Wayne, died peacefully Monday, May 9, 2022, at Greencroft with his family at his side.

He was born March 27, 1932, in Laird, Saskatchewan, Canada to Cornelius H. and Pauline (Wurfel) Warkentin. He married Louetta Mae Nofziger on June 20, 1953, in Archbold, Ohio. She survives along with four children; Byron (Connie)Warkentin of Elkhart; Jon (Bettina) Warkentin of Nashville, Tennessee; Karlin (Joanne) Warkentin of Bradenton, Florida; and Andrea Strycker of South Bend; two brothers, David (Pam) Warkentin of Ottawa, Ontario; and Rudy (Donna) Warkentin of Port Elgin, Ontario; a sister-in-law, Kathy Warkentin of Lion’s Head, Ontario; and a brother-in-law, Paul Hershberger of Goshen. He took special pride and delight in each of his 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Mr. Warkentin was preceded in death by a sister, Elvira Hershberger; a brother, Henry Warkentin; and a son-in-law, David Strycker.

Mr. Warkentin obtained a bachelor’s degree from Goshen College and a master’s degree from the University of St. Francis. He was a licensed public school music teacher for kindergarten through grade 12 where he introduced innumerable students to the joy of music and playing an instrument. Playing cello, church hymnody, sailing, woodworking, and backyard birds were among his favorite pastimes.

Visitation will take place Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 9 a.m. (EST) until the 11 a.m. (EST) Celebration of Life service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Greencroft Chaplain Laura Moshier will officiate. The service will be live-streamed through the funeral home website,

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mennonite Central Committee-Ukraine Emergency Response or Goshen Health Home Care and Hospice.

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


Weaver, Avinell Ketterman
June 29, 1932 - January 27, 2022

Avinell Ketterman Weaver, 89, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Jan. 27, 2022, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Mrs. Weaver was born June 29, 1932, in Pendleton County, W.Va., and was a daughter of the late Burrell and Nida Bennett Ketterman.

She moved to Harrisonburg at a young age. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School and attended Eastern Mennonite College. Before retirement, she worked as a medical secretary in the office of the late Dr. James R. Brunk.

She was a longtime member of Harrisonburg Mennonite Church and was especially active in the Open Circle and in particular with hospitality. Avinell found joy in spending time with her children, grandchildren, and a plethora of friends (special shout out to the 49ers). She enjoyed entertaining, traveling, reading, and watching sports. Her door was always open and was a home away from home for those in need of a listening ear and a glass of iced tea.

Surviving are four children, Judith Weaver of Harrisonburg, Herb Weaver Jr. (Anita) of Harrisonburg, Joyce Earl (John) of Roanoke and James Weaver (Ilsa) of Bridgewater; grandchildren, Tyler, Mikita (Steven), Anda (Andrew), Raven, Adam, Aaron (Jessica), Melissa, Tracy (Mark), Travis, and four great-grandchildren; sister, Sherry Brown; numerous nieces and nephews and the father of her children, Herbert Weaver Sr. of Bradenton, Fla. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Norman Ketterman, and sister, Thelma Brunk.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Mennonite High School, 801 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 1/28/2022
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Weaver, C. Irvin
April 18, 1931 - February 9, 2022

C. Irvin Weaver, 90, formerly of Fivepointville, PA, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Fairmount Homes. He was the loving husband of E. Ruth (Hurst) Weaver, with whom he shared over 64 years of marriage until her death in 2016. Born in Martindale, he was the son of the late Walter and Mable (Snader) Weaver.

Irvin left a legacy as a man who loved the Word of God and demonstrated a life of integrity. He was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church, and worked as co-founder of Weaver’s Store Inc., Fivepointville. He had a passion to build God’s Kingdom by his involvement in mission boards, Vacation Bible School Superintendent, and Christian school education. He was also involved in church planting in Tamaqua and Shiloh, Reading PA. He served as school board member with Gehman’s Mennonite School and was instrumental in founding Terre Hill Mennonite High School and serving as a board member. Additionally, he served on the board of Life Counseling Ministries for 22 years.

He is survived by seven children: Janet Sensenig, wife of Lowell, Mohnton, PA; Melvin H Weaver, husband of Jeanette, Reinholds, PA; Irvin Weaver, Jr., husband of Karen, Denver, PA; Ruthann Bartch, wife of Brian, Akron, PA; W. Ray Weaver, husband of Doretta, Reading, PA; Doris Wile, wife of Glenn, Cassville, NY; Nelson Weaver, husband of Melanie, Denver, PA; a son-in-law, Greg Law, Schwenksville, PA; 40 grandchildren and 77 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Betty Law; son-in-law, Dan Wile; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Weaver; a brother A. Earl Weaver; and a sister R. Irene Sensenig.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 14th at 10 AM at Martindale Mennonite Church, 171 Hurst Rd., Ephrata with Eugene Weaver and David Sensenig officiating. Interment will be held in the adjoining cemetery. Viewings will be held on Sunday, February 13th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM and on Monday 9-10 AM followed by services at 10 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Christian Aid Ministries, 2412 Division Hwy, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/10/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Weaver, D. Anne Harnish
November 20, 1933 - January 11, 2022

D. Anne Weaver, 88, went home to be with the Lord on January 11, 2022, at Landis Homes, Lititz, where she resided with her husband of 65 years, Glenn H. Weaver. Anne was born and raised in New Danville, PA, and was the daughter of the late J. Lloyd and Elizabeth (Greider) Harnish.

She attended Harmony Hall, a one-room schoolhouse, graduated from Penn Manor H.S., and after completing one year at Elizabethtown College, worked as a medical secretary for two years. She heard her calling to become a nurse and entered the nursing program at Goshen College, earning her BSN in 1958. After graduating from college, Glenn and Anne made their home of 50 years in Blue Ball, PA.

Anne's nursing career started at Ephrata Community Hospital, then moved to New Holland Family Health Center where she worked until she retired.

Music was an important part of her life, starting in the late '60's she sang with the Lancaster/Franconia Choir. Many also remember the beautiful harmonies she created performing with a trio of friends.

Anne and Glenn were charter members of Akron Mennonite Church where they served on many committees and gave much of themselves to the work of the church. After her own children were grown, she dedicated 20 years of leadership and love to the youth of the church. Through her involvement with the Youth Group, she made lasting relationships with many young people that continued the rest of her life.

She was a strong advocate for higher education and an enthusiastic supporter of Goshen College. She served for several years with the Goshen College Alumni Association. Her passion for serving and helping others was embodied in her support of and work with Bridge of Hope National and Camp Deerpark (NY). Recently she was a volunteer at Reuzit in Ephrata.

An excellent cook, Anne and Glenn loved to entertain guests in their Blue Ball home with her favorite recipes, games and laughter. A meal at Anne and Glenn's was always a special event.

She enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed the time spent at the shore with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband are children, David S. Weaver, Goshen, IN, Mark A. Weaver (Barbara), Lititz, Philip G. Weaver (Bonnie), Lancaster, Elizabeth A. Weaver, Lancaster, and six grandchildren.

Anne was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Elizabeth (Dolly) Spence, and brothers, Carl and J. Lloyd Harnish, Jr.

The family would like to thank Hospice Services and the staff at Landis Homes and Landis At Home for their love and care of Anne. A memorial service will be held on a future date.

Memorial donations may be made to Bridge of Hope National, P.O. Box 304, Exton, PA 19341-0304 or the Memory Garden and Nature Preserve at Akron Mennonite Church, 1311 Diamond St., Akron, PA 17501.

Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes, Lititz, PA
Intelligencer Journal - 1/16/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Edna R. Martin
October 30, 1924 - April 7, 2022

Edna R. Weaver, 97, of New Holland, entered into the presence of her Lord on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Garden Spot Village. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester M. Weaver, in 2002.

Born in East Earl, she was the daughter of the late Clayton M. and Anna Mary (Hollinger) Martin.

She was a homemaker and a member of Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community where she was a past-president of the ladies sewing circle. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and birdwatching.

Surviving are seven children: Sarah Jane married to Carl Zeiset, Mount Joy, Doris Jean married to Carl Hershey, Landisville, Daryl Eugene married to Bonnie (Herr) Weaver, Millersville, Cheryl Rose married to John Zimmerman, East Earl, Linford L. married to Linda J. (Fiorito) Weaver, Lititz, Elaine Walker, Lititz, Robert Lynn married to Dawn Louise (Bollinger) Weaver, Akron, 20 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and two brothers: Clarence Martin and Harold married to Edna Martin, all of Lititz.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law Jeffrey Walker, three grandchildren: Philip Eby Hershey, Brendan Weaver, and Conrad Weaver, a brother Raymond Martin, and sisters Mae Horst and Irene Good.

The family would like to thank the caregivers and nurses at Garden Spot Village for their loving care of Edna

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community, 210 Weaverland Valley Rd., East Earl with C. Kenneth Martin, Leon Hurst, and Chester Yoder officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at Garden Spot Village Chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA 17557 on Monday from 6 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9 10 a.m. If desired, memorials may be sent to the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, address above. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/9/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Weaver, Elaine Marie
October 31, 1941 - May 9, 2022

Elaine Marie Weaver, 80, of Ephrata, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, at Fairmount Homes.

She was born in Blue Ball to the late Hershey and Lillian (Sensenig) Weaver.

She was a member of Hammer Creek Mennonite Church.

Elaine was a nurse's aide for Ephrata Community Hospital for over thirty years. After retirement she did home health for a few years.

Elaine is survived by her sister, Janet, wife of Mervin Gingrich of Lititz; two brothers, Donald Lee, husband of Jeanette (Heller) Weaver of Lititz, Delmar Ray, husband of Linda (Ginder) Weaver of Lititz; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou (Usner) Weaver of Stevens, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Lamar Weaver.

A visitation will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022, from 2:00 to 2:30 PM, at the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, 590 Hammer Creek Road, Lititz, followed by a memorial service at 2:30 PM with Pastors Dustin Martin and Rick Newswanger officiating. Interment will be private in the adjoining church cemetery.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 5/13/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Weaver, Elva J. Miller
March 29, 1935 - February 9, 2022

Elva J. Weaver, 86, of LaGrange, died at 5:40 am on Wednesday, February 9 at her residence, surrounded by her children. She was born on March 29, 1935, in Sumner County, Kansas, to Joni B. and Polly C. (Troyer) Miller. On January 13, 1955, in Lagrange County she married Vernon D. Weaver, he died November 22, 2020.

Surviving are four sons, Glen W. (Linda) Weaver, Wilmer (Mary) Weaver, David J. (Betty) Weaver all of Shipshewana, Vernon Jr. (Norma) Weaver of Middlebury; six daughters, Freda M. (David) Yutzy, Ella (Melvin) Yutzy, Alice (Glen) Bontrager, all of Shipshewana, Ida A. (Wayne) Lengyel, of Middlebury, Katie I. (Merle) Miller of Goshen, Joan (Joe) Troyer of Shipshewana; extended family member, Mary F. Raifsnider; 37 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren; sister, Susie A. (Clarence) Schlabach of Dalton, WI.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Martha Weaver; son, Floyd Weaver; granddaughter, Carolyn Miller; extended family member, Jack R. Raifsnider; three sisters, her twin Ella Hostetler, Minnie Bontrager, Anna Miller; three brothers, David, Christy, and Ray Miller.

Elva was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 10, and all day Friday, February 11 at the Eugene R. Miller Residence 7370 W. 050 N. LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, February 12, at the same residence. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is handling the arrangements.

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


Weaver, Emery C.
February 20, 1936 - March 24, 2022

Emery C. Weaver 86, of 6398 TR 413, Dundee, passed away at his residence on Thursday, March 24, 2022 after a period of declining health. He was born on February 20, 1936 to the late Christian P. and Sarah (Raber) Weaver. On April 17, 1958 he married Arie J. Miller who preceded him in death on August 22, 2021. Emery was a retired farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

He is survived by his five children, Susie (Roman) Mast of Walhonding, Wayne (Mary) Weaver of Dundee, Dennis (Rosanna) Weaver of the home, Willis (Marilyn) Weaver of Dundee and Esther (Norman) Miller of Sugarcreek; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his wife Arie, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Mary, Martha, Elizabeth, Sarah, Anna and Andrew.

Funeral services will be held at the home on Saturday, March 26, at 9:00 a.m. with Bishop Reuben M. Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Weaver Cemetery. Friends may call at the home after 5 p.m. on Thursday and any time on Friday. A special thank you on behalf of the family to LifeCare Hospice for their care and support.

Miller Funeral Care – Walnut Creek, OH 330-893-2273.
Posted online on March 24, 2022
Published in The Daily Record, Times Reporter
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Weaver, Ivan Z.
January 11, 1925 - March 11, 2022

Ivan Z. Weaver, 97, of 908 Centerville Road, New Holland passed away at home on Friday, March 11, 2022.

He was the husband of the late Lena W. Weaver who died in 1983 and the late Edna W. Weaver who died in 2008. Born in New Holland, he was the son of the late Samuel O. and Mary Zimmerman Weaver.

Ivan was a farmer and after retiring from the farm worked at Weaver's Store in Fivepointville for 21 years. He was a member of the Martindale Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving are six daughters, Irene wife of Paul Horning of Shiloh, OH, Ada Mae wife of Jason Zimmerman of East Earl, Ellen wife of Chester Burkholder of Shiloh, OH, Mary Jane wife of Rueben Oberholtzer of Ephrata, Alta wife of Walter Horst, Jr. of Ephrata, and Marian wife of Marvin Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY; a son, Ivan Ray husband of Virginia H. Weaver of New Holland; eight step daughters, Phyllis wife of Aaron Burkholder of Shiloh, OH, Emma Jean wife of Harlan Martin of Clyde, NY, Thelma wife of Irvin Martin of Kutztown, Dorothy wife of Harold Burkholder of Shiloh, OH, Karen wife of Nelson Weaver of Curtiss, WI, Darlene wife of Roy Sauder of Curtiss, WI, Diane wife of James Burkholder of Mohnton, and Lorraine wife of Marlin Shirk of Lancaster, WI; four stepsons, Linford husband of Audrey Z. Snyder of Lebanon, Richard husband of Grace M. Snyder of Port Bryon, NY, Leonard husband of Lisa H. Snyder of Fleetwood, and Leon husband of Wendy D. Snyder of Fleetwood; 65 grandchildren, 212 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren and numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; four brothers, John husband of Alta Z. Weaver of East Earl, Christian husband of Mary S. Weaver of Leola, Samuel husband of Miriam Z. Weaver of Ephrata, and Aaron husband of Ruth R. Weaver of Penn Yan, NY; a sister, Anna Mary W. Fox of Ephrata; and two brothers-in-law, Allen Zimmerman and Levi Leinbach both of East Earl. He was preceded in death by sisters, Margaret, Sarah, Susie and Esther, by step-daughters, Betty Jane and Shirlene and by five great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 16 at 9:30 A.M at the Martindale Mennonite Church, 905 Martindale Road, Ephrata, PA with Bishop Leon Zimmerman officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewings will be held at the late home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/17//2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Weaver, John A.
December 13, 1934 - March 29, 2022

John A. Weaver, 87 of 7488 SR 514, Big Prairie, OH, died Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at his home after a period of declining health.

Family and friends may call anytime at the home. Funeral services will be Friday, April 1st at 10:00 am at the residence with Bishop Adrian Byler officiating. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery. Schlabach Funeral Home, Shreve is handling arrangements.

He was a retired farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He was ordained a deacon in 1986.

Son of Andrew J. and Anna (Mullet) Weaver. He was born Dec. 13, 1934. He married Clara Yoder Weaver Oct. 8, 1957. To this union were born 11 children; 4 sons and 7 daughters; Lizzie (Henry) Hershberger of Fredericksburg, Mary (Roman) Hershberger of Lakeville, Annie (Dannie) Barkman of Lakeville, Niva (Ervin) Raber of Big Prairie, Edna (Jr.) Hershberger of Big Prairie, Erma (John) Hershberger of Blanchard, MI, Dan (Erma) Weaver of the home, Eli (Lovina) Weaver of Big Prairie, Martha (Reuben) Weaver of Danville, Mose (Esther) Weaver of Fredericksburg, John Jr. Weaver (late Esther) of Millersburg, 106 grandchildren, 284 greatgrandchildren; a brother, Aaron A. Weaver of Fredericksburg; sisters, Fannie Miller of Shreve, Mary Hershberger and Mattie Barkman both of Danville, Ella Troyer of La Farge, WI, and a sister-in-law Verna Weaver Troyer.

Preceded in death by 3 brothers, Ervin, Dan, and Mose, 3 grandchildren, and 2 greatgrandchildren.

Posted online on March 29, 2022
Published in The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Weaver, Lee S.
November 29, 1935 - May 4, 2022

Lee S. Weaver, 86, formerly of N. Groffdale Rd., New Holland, died Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Fairmount Homes. Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late James S. and Vera Leah (Stahl) Weaver.

Lee started working at the former Victor F. Weaver, Inc. in 1959, continuing with the company as it changed to Tyson Foods, retiring in 2005. One of his hobbies was traveling, especially in Europe.

He was a member of Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community.

Surviving in addition to nieces and nephews are two stepbrothers, Walter Burkholder, Blue Ball and Vernon Burkholder, Ickesburg.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Nora S. (Burkholder) Weaver, four siblings: Jesse S. Weaver, Wayne S. Weaver, Phoebe S. Hoover and James S. Weaver and two stepbrothers: Chester Burkholder and Delmas Burkholder.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community, 210 Weaverland Valley Rd., East Earl with Brian Martin, C. Kenneth Martin, and Leon Hurst officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Wednesday from 12 p.m.

Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to Heralds of Hope, PO Box 3, Breezewood, PA 15533. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/6/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Weaver, Mahlon K.
April 28, 1964 - March 14, 2022

Fredericksburg - Mahlon K. Weaver, 57, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2022, at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.

Born in Jonestown on April 28, 1964, he was the son of the late Clarence N. and Mary H. (Kurtz) Weaver. Until recently, Mahlon was the owner/operator of F & W Auto, LLC in Fredericksburg.

He is survived by his brothers Noah K. (Laura Mae) Weaver of Terre Hill, James K. (Naomi) Weaver of Jonestown, Ammon K. (Elizabeth) Weaver of Lebanon, Aaron K. (Minerva) Weaver of Millmont, Jesse K. (Martha) Weaver of Myerstown; sisters Miriam K. Weaver of Myerstown, Esther K. (Stephen) Miller of Manheim, Mary K. Miller of Coaldale, AB, Martha K. (John) Slaymaker of Columbia, Rebecca K. (Lyle) Martin of Long Prairie, MN, Julia K. (Lynn) Heller of Pine Grove, Corinne K. (Allen, Jr.,) Weaver of Millington, MD, Rhoda K. (Curtis) Grice of Mechanisville, MD and Priscilla K. (Merle) Torkelson of LaGlace, AB; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2022, at the Fairview Reception Center. A viewing will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Center. Interment will follow at the Hamlin Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Lebanon Daily News - 3/16/2022
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Weaver, Martha Kauffman Coffman
December 17, 1921 - January 31, 2022

Martha Kauffman Weaver, 100, formerly of Atglen, died on January 31, 2022 at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata. She was born near Elverson, PA, to the late John Esch Kauffman and Malinda Kurtz Kauffman on December 17, 1921. She was married to David M. Weaver who died in 2012 and to H. Amos Coffman who died in 1991.

Martha earned a BS degree in elementary education from Eastern Mennonite University and obtained a Master’s degree in Education from Temple University. She taught at Mount Carmel Mennonite, Harrisonburg, VA, Manor Mennonite (Millersville), Plumstead Christian ( Plumsteadville, PA) and Ephrata Mennonite schools, retiring in 1987. She taught Sunday school at Sandy Hill Community Church (Coatesville) where she was a member, and vacation Bible schools in West Virginia and Tennessee. Martha was a freelance writer, and served on the board of St. David’s Christian Writers Association for 40 years, writing for church and secular publications, publishing several booklets of word puzzles and meditations. She visited church missions in Vietnam, Honduras, India, Jamaica, and Israel.

Martha is survived by a brother Timothy, husband of Ruth (Stoltzfus) Kauffman, Atglen, and a sister, Mary, wife of Luke Martin, Lititz, and sister-in-law, Marie (Wenger) Kauffman and Phoebe Coffman, both of Harrisonburg, VA. She was predeceased by siblings Anna, Lydia, Benjamin, and John Kauffman.

She is also survived by Coffman stepchildren: Ella Huber, Norman Coffman (Petrea), Julia Schlabach, Alma Coffman, Joseph Coffman (Kathy), and daughters-in-law Geraldine Coffman and Peggy Coffman; Weaver stepchildren: Anna Mary Wenger (Raymond), Elizabeth Bonnar (Kenneth), and Scott Burger, and by many step grandchildren. She was predeceased by stepchildren Irvin and Milton Coffman, also Dan Huber and Ivan Schlabach; and David, Jr., Harold, Ellen, Irene. and Harlan Weaver and Kathleen Burger.

The funeral service will take place at Groffdale Mennonite Church, 168 North Groffdale Road, Leola, PA, on Friday, February 4th, visitation at 10:00 AM, service at 11:00. Interment will be in the Groffdale Mennonite (Frame) Cemetery. Facial mask suggested.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Martha’s memory to Fairmount Homes, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, PA 17522, or to Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/2/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Weaver, Martha Rose Weaver
May 18, 1951 - February 7, 2022

Lena, WI - Martha Rose Weaver "Mother" age 70 years old of Lena, WI passed away peacefully at her daughter's home February 7, 2022. She was born May 18,1951 in Lancaster, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Elmer P. Jr. and Martha Weaver.

She is survived by three brothers, David L. (Marlene) Weaver, Timothy E. (Carolyn) Weaver, James C. (Twila) Weaver and two sisters, Mary Ann (Arlin) Miller and Rachel (Llewelyn) Miller. She and her husband David were married in PA and raised three children in the Wellsboro area where a house fire claimed the three children's lives.

They then moved to the Newville area where they raised 9 more children,7 sons, Jason (Lois) Weaver of Grand Junction, CO, Anthony (Katrina) Weaver of Fredricksburg, Pa.,Glendon (Hannah) Weaver of Maribel, WI Dale Matthew (Holly) Weaver of Blanford, Ma, Kevin Weaver of Bethel, PA, Justin Weaver and Andrew Weaver of Lena, WI, and 2 daughters: Janette (Nevin) Landis of Oconto, WI, Darlene (Daniel) Eberly of Louisburg, MO. 17 granddaughters and 15 grandsons

She was preceded in death 15 years and 2 days by her husband David K. Weaver. Three children: Daniel, Joyce, and Glen David; two brothers , E. Paul Weaver III, Daniel H. Weaver and sister Elizabeth (Weaver) Horst.

Calling hours for family and friends are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at 5999 County J, Oconto,WI and funeral Monday 10 A.M. at St Anne Parish 221 E. Main St. Lena,WI.

Lebanon Daily News - 2/11/2022
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Weaver, Ruth Ann Hoover
October 8, 1946 - February 9, 2022

Ruth Ann (Hoover) Weaver, 75, of East Earl, passed away on February 9, 2022, in her residence.

Born in New Holland, she was the daughter of the late Elam M. and Ruthanna (Good) Hoover.

She was the loving wife of the late Benjamin S. Weaver, with whom she married on May 20, 1967, and shared fifty years of marriage until the time of his passing on January 28, 2018.

Ruth Ann was a member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference). She was a homemaker for most of her life. She enjoyed sewing and quilting comforters for her grandchildren, making cards and completing puzzles.

Ruth Ann is survived by her children: Edwin H., husband of Carolyn (Sensenig) Weaver of Loyal, WI, Erma H., wife of Verlin Shirk of Manheim, PA, Ezra H., husband of Linda (Martin) Weaver of Romulus, NY, Eli H., husband of Naomi (Martin) Weaver of Loyal, WI, Eugene H., husband of Dorene (Garman) Weaver of Thorpe, WI, Eunice H., wife of Kevin Burkholder of Neillsville, WI, Elaine H., wife of Nathan Weaver of Carlisle, PA, Elvin H. Weaver, of East Earl, PA, and Earl H., husband of Roberta (Martin) Weaver of Loyal, WI. Also surviving are thirty-two grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, a brother, Elam G. Hoover, and a brother-in-law, Rufus Musser.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by a sister, Mary Ella G. Musser.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 9:30 AM at Bowmansville Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference), 980 Oaklyn Drive, Narvon, PA 17555, with Bishop Leon S. Zimmerman officiating.

Kindly omit flowers.

Eckenroth Home for Funerals in Terre Hill is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/11/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Weaver, Violetta M. Stauffer
August 19, 1928 - April 26, 2022

Violetta M. Weaver, 93, of Lititz, went home to be with her Lord, Tuesday, April 26, 2022. She was born in East Earl, PA to the late Charles B. and Susan E. (Schaeffer) Stauffer. She was the loving wife of the late Norman W. Weaver for almost 70 years, who passed away in 2019.

Violetta was a member of Crossroads Community Fellowship (formerly Hess Mennonite Church). She worked for Heagy Meats as a clerk for 38 years and volunteered at the Re-Uzit for 32 years. She enjoyed camping, traveling, gardening and gospel concerts. Most of all Violetta enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be remembered for the annual Christmas cookie bake.

Violetta is survived by her children: Shirley Garman (Robert) of Lititz, Kenneth E. Weaver (Deb) of Lititz, Jane Pfautz (Jeff) of Ephrata, Glen N. Weaver (Mary) of Lititz, Galen L. Weaver (Bobbi) of Stevens, Daryl M. Weaver (Kim) of Lititz, Diane Baldridge (Greg) of Tulsa, OK; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Jane (late Lester) Wenger. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Gary L. Weaver; grandson Justin Weaver; great-granddaughter Hannah Garman; her brothers: Harry Stauffer, Lester Stauffer and Melvin Stauffer.

Funeral Services will be held at 4 PM on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Crossroads Community Fellowship, 1060 E. Newport Road, Lititz, PA 17543. Family and friends will be received from 1 PM until the time of service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Woodcrest Retreat, 225 Woodcrest Drive, Ephrata, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/29/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Wenger, Leon J.
October 7, 1935 - April 27, 2022

Leon J. Wenger, 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Ephrata, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

He was born in Stevens to the late Norman G. and Florence E. (Zuck) Wenger.

Leon was a carpenter for Wickes Lumber and then a self-employed remodeling carpenter. After retiring, he was the custodian at Middle Creek Church.

He was an active member at Middle Creek Church and served as a trustee for many years. He enjoyed singing in the Middle Creek Male Quartet. He also enjoyed gardening and helping others.

Leon is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lorraine (Bollinger); five children, Grace (Steve) Robuck, Glenda (Rodney) Meyers, Doris (Dennis) Bender, Dean (Sharon) Wenger, and Gloria (Kenton) Martin; ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, Lois Romberger, Marian Mumma, Claude Wenger, Glenn Wenger, and a great-grandson.

A viewing will be held on Monday, May 2, 2022, from 6 to 8 PM, at the Middle Creek Church, 351 Middle Creek Church Road, Lititz. An additional viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 9 to 10 AM, at the church, followed by funeral services at 10 AM, with Rev. Paul Brubaker and Bro. Nathan Meyers officiating. Interment will take place in the Middle Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Leon's memory may be made to Bible Helps, 1445 Abbottstown Pike, Hanover, PA 17331.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 4/30/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Wickey, William A. "Bill"
April 9, 1929 - March 6, 2022

William A. Wickey, age 92 of Centreville, passed away at St. David's of Round Rock Medical Center in Round Rock, Texas.
William was born a son to the late August and Pauline (Miller) Wickey, on April 9, 1929 in LaGrange, Indiana.
On January 1, 1953, William married Florence Miller at Locust Grove Mennonite Church in Burr Oak, Michigan. They would go on to enjoy 69 years of marriage.

William owned and operated his contracting company "Bill the Builder" and built homes for 40 years. When he wasn't building houses, Bill Pastored at South Colon Mennonite Church and Maple River Mennonite Church in Brutus, Michigan.
William was known best for being a loving father and a skilled carpenter. William was adventurous and very generous with his time.

William is survived today by his wife, Florence Wickey of Centreville; children, Nathan (Billi) Wickey of Indian River, Faith Wickey of Centreville and Pauline Wickey of Seattle, Washington; a granddaughter, Keeli Veltkamp; 3 brothers, Ervin, Wickey of Burr Oak, Edwin Wickey of Burr Oak and Joe Wickey of Geneva, Indiana and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, August and Pauline, William was preceded in death by his siblings, Chris Wickey, Mary Jane Eichorn, Barbara Hochstetler, John Wickey and Paul Wayne Wickey.

The Wickey family will receive friends and relatives from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022 at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, 29525 Findley Rd, Burr Oak, MI 49030. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., also at Locust Grove Mennonite Church, with Pastor Jim Gerber officiating.

Interment will follow at Locust Grove Cemetery.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Envelopes will be available at church.
Memories and condolences may be left for the family online at
Published on March 15, 2022

The Goshen News, Goshen, IN, March 15, 2022
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Wilson, Roma J. Weldy
June 16, 1935 - January 7, 2022

Roma J. Wilson, 86, of Goshen, died Friday, January 7, 2022 at her home.

She was born June 16, 1935 in Elkhart to Ray and Erma (Stauffer) Weldy.

On December 4, 1955 she married Gerald A. Wilson in Wakarusa. He preceded her in death last year.

She is survived by three sons, Kent (Darlene) Wilson and Gregory (Kimberly Evans) Wilson, both of Goshen, and Jeffrey Wilson of Cromwell; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lewis, Dewey and Harry Weldy; a sister, Irene Elliott; and a great grandson, Mason Alan Wilson.

Roma was a 1954 graduate of Elkhart High School. Following her marriage, she and Gerald served as missionaries in Puerto Rico from 1956-61.

Mrs. Wilson held many titles during her life; she worked for the Elkhart County Extension Office; owned and operated a convenience store; was a gift shop clerk and Avon representative.

A member of Pleasant View Church, Roma sang in an octet for several years, performing programs for other churches. She was also a Red Hat Society member for several years.

Visitation will be Friday, January 14, 2022 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pleasant View Church, 58529 C.R. 23, Goshen.

A funeral service will be conducted at the church, Saturday, January, 15, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial gifts may be directed to the church.

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


Wise, Leah Jane
March 15, 2021 - April 11, 2022

Leah Jane Wise, 1 year and 27 days, beloved daughter of Jonathan and Krista (Martin) Wise of Loysville, PA. Leah was born March 15, 2021, in Shippensburg and was called home to the Lord April 11, 2022, shortly after being taken to UPMC Harrisburg Hospital.

Surviving with her parents are her brothers and sister, Jordan, Lydelle and Emily; her maternal grandparents, Nelson and Velma Martin of Annville, paternal grandparents, Elvin and Nora Wise of Blain; maternal great grandmothers, Eva Jane Martin, Newmanstown and Elsie Hursh of Ephrata, paternal great grandparents, Edwin and Ida Wise of Lititz; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey, who was stillborn and maternal great grandfather, John Elam Martin and maternal great grandfather, E. Mervin Hursh.

Funeral service and interment Monday, April 18 beginning at 9:30 AM in Shermans Valley Mennonite Church, 2341 Airport Road, Loysville. Viewing in the Perry Mennonite Reception Center, 350 Green Park Road, Elliottsburg, Sunday, April 17 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Please omit flowers.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/15/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Witmer, Paul Wayne
January 4, 1928 - January 2, 2022

Paul Wayne Witmer, 93 of Goshen, passed away at his residence Sunday, January 2, 2022. He was born January 4, 1928 in Goshen, IN to Walter and Alma (Shaum) Witmer. He married Edna Fay (Wenger) Witmer on August 14, 1949.

Surviving is his wife Edna of Goshen, 5 sons Max (Vicki) Witmer of New Madison, OH, David (Donna) Witmer of Elroy, WI, Galen (Joyce) Witmer of Goshen, Timothy (Beth) Witmer of Goshen, Stanley (Kim) Witmer of North Manchester, 20 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren, 2 sisters Mary Hoover of Goshen and Mable (Roger) Skiles of Wakarusa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 siblings, Isaiah Witmer, Anson Witmer, Catherine Zimmerman, great grandchild Theodore Miller and step great grandchild Dylan Morrison.
Paul was a dairy farmer and volunteer fireman for Harrison Township Fire Department for 28 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his free time and attended the Old German Baptist Brethren Church.

There is a visitation from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Rieth Rohrer Ehret Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St. Wakarusa, IN 46573. The funeral service will be Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the Old German Baptist Brethren Church. The home ministry will officiate, and burial will follow at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions can be given to the donor’s choice.

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

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