Ada Reiff Weaver, 61, mother of eight, member of Conestoga Mennonite Church

By on October 25, 2017

Ada Reiff Weaver, 61, of Ephrata, passed away on Wednesday, Oct.18, 2017, at her home.

She was born in Ephrata to the late David S. and Esther (Burkholder) Zimmerman, and was the wife of Nelson B. Weaver, with whom she would have shared 41 years of marriage on Oct. 26.

Ada was a member of Conestoga Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons: Lester, husband of Anna Mary (Martin) Weaver of Alta Vista, Iowa; Marvin, husband of Wilma (Weaver) Weaver of Orchard, Iowa; Vernon, husband of Julia (Nolt) Weaver of Ephrata; Larry, husband of Elaine (Oberholtzer) Weaver of Ephrata; four daughters: Rachel, wife of Norman Shirk of Ephrata; Janice, wife of Lloyd Zimmerman of Ephrata; Elsie, wife of Ivan Zimmerman of Stevens; Luetta, wife of Lamar Zimmerman of Ephrata; 35 grandchildren.

Also surviving are five brothers: Jonas R., husband of Mary Ella (Weaver) Zimmerman of East Earl; John David, husband of Elizabeth S. (Fox) Zimmerman of Clyde, N.Y.; Aaron R., husband of Susan N. (Zimmerman) Zimmerman of Lewisburg; Ammon R., husband of Edna M. (Martin) Zimmerman of Ephrata; Marvin R., husband of Marion W. (Weaver) Zimmerman of Penn Yan, N.Y.; seven sisters: Minnie R. Fox of Greenwich, Ohio; Mary R., wife of Paul Z. Fox of Martinsburg; Anna R., wife of Titus W. Nolt of Iona, Iowa; Esther R., wife of Floyd Z. Weaver of Lewisburg; Ruth R., wife of Floyd Z. Newswanger of Lititz; Vera R., wife of Alvin M. Oberholtzer of Shiloh, Ohio; and Alma R., wife of Harvey M. Burkholder of Shiloh, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson: Timothy Shirk; and a brother-in-law: Willis Fox.

Services were held Oct. 25 at Conestoga Mennonite Church, West Earl Township, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment took place in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

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

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