Joan B. Weaver, 83, RN, Weaver’s Feed Mill partner, enjoyed birds, gardening, knitting

By on March 7, 2018

Joan B. Weaver, 83, of Akron, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Calvary Homes.

She was born in Ephrata to the late John N. and Helen M. (Buch) Yecker, and was the wife of the late Earl R. “Tony” Weaver, who passed away in 2010.

She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Akron. She had a love of gardening and was a servant. She enjoyed knitting items for people. She also enjoyed dogs and birds.

Joan graduated from Lancaster General School of Nursing. She was registered nurse for Ephrata Hospital, then a visiting nurse and later an RN for Akron Family Practice. In 1975, she became partners with her late husband, Tony, in purchasing Weaver’s Feed Mill.

Joan is survived by a son: David J., husband of Lola (Love) Weaver of Narvon; a daughter: Diane M. Millhouse of Ephrata; four grandchildren: Amanda, wife of Tyler Thorsen; Heath Weaver, fiancé of Abby Rhoads; Nicholas Bottenfield; Justine Millhouse; two sisters: Helen B., wife of Jacob I. Burkholder of Ephrata; Martha Y., wife of James V. Fulmer of Lancaster; and a brother-in-law: Robert L., husband of Margaret Weaver of Morgantown.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 435 Main St., Akron, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m., with Pastor Matthew Lenahan officiating. Interment will take place in the Bergstrasse Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 435 Main St., Akron, 17501.

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

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