John Wenger Weaver, 89, retired farmer, father of 12, Denver Mennonite member

By on June 6, 2018

John Wenger Weaver, 89, died May 26, 2018, at the Maugansville Mennonite Home, Hagerstown, Md., where he was a resident for seven months.

He was formerly from Lebanon County, where he lived with his daughter, Irene and Randal Sensenig for 11 years.

He was the husband of Annie Shirk Weaver. They were married Dec. 21, 1948. He was born in West Earl Township on Nov. 28, 1928 to the late David N. and Ada Wenger Weaver.

John was a retired farmer from Bowmansville and a member of the Denver Mennonite Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons: David, Elizabethtown; Ivan, husband of Rebecca Weaver Weaver, Elverson; Irvin, husband of Catherine Wise Weaver, Denver; and eight daughters: Ella, wife of Kenneth Kreider, Elizabethtown; Anna Mary, wife of Fred Miller, Conestoga; Alta, wife of Robert Sensenig, Myerstown; Ruth, wife of the late Benjamin Shertzer, McAlisterville; Irene, wife of Randal Sensenig, Lebanon; Ada Mae, wife of Dale Miller, Montrose, Colo.; Arlene, wife of Gary Boll, Mt. Airy, Md.; Esther, wife of Mervin Mellinger, Edinsburg, Ind.; 59 grandchildren; and 123 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter: Lydia Weaver; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; one brother: Menno Weaver; and four sisters: Martha Stauffer, Mary Zimmerman, Ella Hoover, and Lena Weaver.

Services were held June 3 at the Denver Mennonite Church, with Bro. Harold Good, Bro. Wilmer Weaver, Bro. Luke Sensenig, Bro. Mark Sensenig, Bro. Ray Auker, and Bro. Phillip Sensenig officiating. Interment followed at the Martindale Mennonite Church Cemetery. Please omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Home. Online condolences can be given at


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