Benjamin S. Weaver, 71, owned Maple Grove Garage, Bowmansville Mennonite member

By on January 31, 2018

Benjamin S. Weaver, 71, of East Earl, died on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at Reading Hospital.

He was married 50 years to Ruth Ann Hoover Weaver. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Reuben B. and Annie Shirk Weaver.

Benjamin was the retired owner of the Maple Grove Garage. He was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Surviving besides his wife are six sons: Edwin H., husband of Carolyn Sensenig Weaver of Loyal, Wisc.; Ezra H., husband of Linda Martin Weaver of Romulus, N.Y.; Eli H., husband of Naomi Martin Weaver of Loyal, Wisc.; Eugene H., husband of Dorene Garman Weaver of Thorpe, Wisc.; Elvin H. Weaver of Hanover; and Earl H. Weaver of East Earl; three daughters: Erma H., wife of Verlin Z. Shirk of Manheim; Eunice H., wife of Kevin Burkholder of Neillsville, Wisc.; and Elaine H., wife of Nathan Weaver of Carlisle; 30 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister: Esther, wife of Ervin Martin of East Earl; and a brother: Enos, husband of Dorothy Fetters of Lewistown.

He was preceded in death by a sister Mary Brubaker.

Services were held Jan. 30 at Bowmansville Mennonite Church, with Bishop Leon Zimmerman, Ivan Hurst, Leon Zimmerman, and Marlin Lauver officiating. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Arrangements by the Eckenroth Funeral Home, Terre Hill. Condolences may be posted at

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