Shirley A. Weaver, active in Legion and Jayn-cees

By on April 3, 2013

Shirley A. Weaver, 79, of Ephrata, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Melvin Brubaker and Emma (Good) Brubaker Weaver and was the wife of the late Franklin E. Weaver.

Shirley was a former member and past president of the Ephrata Jayn-cees and had also served as secretary for the Ephrata Diamond Jubilee. She was a homemaker and had worked as the Club Steward for the Ephrata American Legion Post #429, the Lancaster American Legion Post #34 and the Ephrata Amvets #136. Shirley had also worked at the former Ephrata Children’s Shoppe. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking for her family and collecting angels.

Shirley is survived by five sons: Frank E., husband of Sandra (Kachel) Weaver of Stevens; Scott A. Weaver of New Holland; D. David, husband of Donna (Brown) Weaver of Ephrata; Stanley A., husband of Lori (Wise) Weaver of Denver; D. Daniel, husband of Lisa (McQuilkin) Weaver of Stevens; two daughters: Doreen D. Hammer of Ephrata; Fayetta E., wife of Stephen Schwanger of Ephrata; 21 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren; two brothers: Barry, husband of Mittie Brubaker of Jacksonville, Fla.; Terry, husband of Darlene Brubaker of Plains, Mont.; three sisters: Lillian Martin of New Holland; Naomi, wife of Richard Strothers of Terre Hill; Dorothy, wife of Jere Yohn of Terre Hill; and a half sister: Sandy, wife of Harold Redcay of Ariz.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson: Shannon Weaver.

A viewing will be held Thursday, April 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Ave., Ephrata, followed by her funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rodger Hornberger officiating. Interment will take place in the Terre Hill Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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

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