Violet Wenger Wealand, 91, Akron, Miller-Hess, Bollman worker, avid local, Philly sports fan

By on July 23, 2014

Violet Wenger Wealand, 91, of Akron, passed from time to eternity to be with her Lord at Ephrata Community Hospital, Friday, July 18, 2014.

Born in West Cocalico Township, Violet was a daughter of the late Aaron and Minnie (Yost) Wenger. Her late husband, Clyde W. Wealand, passed away in 2005. They had been married for 58 years.

Violet was an avid Philadelphia sports fan. She loved to watch her family play sports and was a former bowler. Violet was formerly employed at Bollman Hat Factory in Adamstown, and Miller Hess Shoe Factory in Akron. She was a faithful member of Grace E.C. Church in Akron, where she was a longtime children’s Sunday School teacher and choir member and was also a Past President of the church Missionary Society. Violet was also a member of the Friendly Circle and Golden Years Club.

Surviving are two children: Dawn C., wife of George M. Schleicher of Reinholds, and Cornell A. Wealand, husband of Cindy A. (Royer) of Akron; four grandsons; four great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and one brother: Aaron Wenger, husband of Fran, of Denver.

Public viewings will be held at Grace E.C. Church, North Seventh Street at Fulton Street, Akron, Pa from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23 and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 24. Funeral services for family and close friends will follow Thursday’s viewing.

Please omit flowers. Donations in Violet’s memory may be made to Akron Grace E.C. Church, P.O. Box 235, Akron PA, 17501-0235.

Services are under the care of Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, Ephrata. To send an online condolence visit

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