Kenneth Ray Weaver, 76, Hess Eggs bookkeeper, missionary, avid reader and traveler

By on December 6, 2017

Kenneth Ray Weaver, 76, of Akron, went to meet his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

He was born Oct. 6, 1941, in Martindale, to the late Isaac B. and Anna (Zoll) Weaver. He married Esther L. (Hess) Weaver September 22, 1962. They were married for over 55 years.

He was a member of Calvary Church, Landis Valley Road, Lancaster. After being on two mission trips to Russia, he was drawn to a church with a focus on missions.

Ken was a bookkeeper for Hess Eggs for 37 years; Weaver Nut Company for seven years; and Martin’s Chair in New Holland for 14 years.

He graduated from Garden Spot High School, Class of 1959. One of his highlights was receiving a diploma from the Dale Carnegie Course. He grew up with baseball, playing in many church leagues and enjoyed watching college and NFL football.

Ken and Esther enjoyed traveling, in addition to Russia, they visited Hawaii twice, the Bahamas three times, Jamaica twice, Cancun, St. Thomas and several US states. He also enjoyed mapping out and organizing numerous bus trips for the Ephrata Mennonite Church. Ken was an avid reader of western and suspense novels.

Ken had that award-winning smile, especially for his grandchildren. They were a special part of his life.

In addition to his wife, Ken is survived by three children: K. Scott Weaver at home; Christina, wife of Scott Wanner of Akron; Suzanne, wife of Jim Steely of New Cumberland; a daughter-in-law: Cyndi Weaver of Narvon; 10 grandchildren: Michael Foltz; Sheena Kloppenberg; Christie, Nicole and Ben Weaver; Derek, Zachary, Rebecca and Joshua Wanner; James Steely; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers: Robert I., husband of Linda L. Weaver of East Earl; Jay R., husband of Linda S. Weaver of Denver; and a brother-in-law: J. Clair High of Stevens.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Dean Weaver; a grandson: Nathan Nixdorf; a brother: Larry L. Weaver; and two sisters: June Weaver and Shirley High.

Services were held Dec. 4 at Calvary Church, Lancaster, with Pastor Woody Woodcock officiating. Interment took place in the Metzler Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Kenneth’s memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604; or Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA, 17601.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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