Mary Eby Weaver

Mary Eby Weaver, 91, of Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 22, 2020, at Greencroft Retirement Community. She was born June 11, 1929, to Henry and Anna Eby in Lancaster County, Pa.

She was an artistic person who loved creating art and filled her home with beautiful ceramic pieces and flowers. She grew up in Pennsylvania during the Great Depression in a Mennonite farm family.

She graduated from Goshen College in 1952, completing her degree in medical technology with transfer credit through George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She began her career at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va. Over 30 years, she worked for a doctor in Elkhart, at Goshen Hospital and Santa Barbara (Calif.) County Clinic. She married Henry (Hank) David Weaver Jr. on June 7, 1952.

She worked full time and raised four children in Goshen. She was active with gardening, bike riding, cross-country skiing and hiking. She loved being outdoors, especially in the mountains. With her patient, loving manner, she cared for her family, her patients, plants and pets.

Other places they lived included Harrisonburg, Va.; Elkhart; Boulder, Colo.; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Phoenix; and Cary, N.C. They traveled all over the world, living at times in Lima, Peru; Kathmandu, Nepal; Warsaw, Poland; Agua Amarga, Spain; and Blagorvgrad, Bulgaria. After retirement, she spent her final years in Goshen.

She was a longtime member of College Mennonite Church. While in Santa Barbara, she was a member of Goleta Presbyterian Church, where she was an ordained deacon. In North Carolina she attended the Kirk of Kildare in Cary.

Survivors include her husband, Henry; four children, Sally (John) Weaver Glick of Goshen, Judy (Richard Aguirre) Weaver of Goshen, Debora Weaver of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., and J. Donald (Rosanna) Weaver of Hyattsville, Md.; seven siblings, Ethel Miller, Roy Eby, Aaron Eby, Henry Eby, Ann Hennely, Ruth Penner and Ivan Eby; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Martin Eby and Warren Eby.

Plans for a livestream memorial service are in development. Memorial donations may be sent to Goshen College.

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