Edith Weaver, 57, homemaker

By on December 28, 2011

Edith M. (Groff) Weaver, 57, of Stevens, peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. She courageously fought a 21-year battle with cancer.

Born in Ephrata on Dec. 30, 1953, she was the daughter of the late J. Martin and Mary Edna (Martin) Groff. She was the loving wife of Marlin R. Weaver. They were married 38 years this past May.

A homemaker, she was a member of Springville Mennonite Church, (Weaverland Conferenece), and enjoyed flower gardening, entertaining guests and spending time with family.

Edith is survived by four sons: Dale L., husband of Janet (Burkholder) Weaver, of Stevens; Daryl R., husband of Carolyn (Martin) Weaver, of Lebanon; Dwayne A., husband of Sharon (Wenger) Weaver, of Newmanstown; and Dervin C. Weaver, at home; one daughter: Darleen, wife of Gregory S. Martin, of Reinholds; 15 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; two brothers: Kenneth M., husband of Irene (Weaver) Groff, of Ephrata; and Kevin M., husband of Judy (Hoover) Groff, of Manheim; four sisters: Elaine M., wife of John D. Weaver, of Kinzers; Alverta M., wife of Ervin S. Martin, of Mohnton; Marlene M., wife of Stephen L. Martin, of Myerstown; and Karen M., wife of Glenn Z. Musser, of Fredericksburg; and a stepmother: Laura (Dreibelbis) Groff, of Ephrata.

Funeral services were held on Dec. 27 from Farm Crest Chapel, Fairmount Homes, Ephrata, with further services at Springville Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference), Ephrata, with ministers Paul Newswanger, Raymond Hoover, Walter Zimmerman and Wilmer Martin officiating. Interment followed in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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