Mary Herr Weaver

Mary Evelyn Weaver
Mary Evelyn Weaver

Mary Evelyn (Herr) Weaver, 97, of Elkhart, Ind., died June 18, 2023, at Hubbard Hill Retirement Community in Elkhart. She was born March 10, 1926, in Hanover, Pa., to Elmer and Fannie (Miller) Herr, the youngest of seven children. She wed Harold L. Weaver of Elkhart in 1950. They were married for 69 years.

She graduated from Goshen College in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She taught for 38 years in the Elkhart Community Schools, devoting most of her career to teaching kindergarten at Monger Elementary School. She was a master teacher and was much loved by colleagues and students alike. She retired in 1990.

A longtime member of Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart, she was a dear and faithful friend to many, growing relationships through one-on-one visits over many years. She had a beautiful soprano voice and loved singing in choirs and as part of the congregation.

Mary and Harold moved to Hubbard Hill Retirement Community in 1998. They took great joy in the friendships they made and renewed there. Mary resided at Hubbard Hill for the rest of her life.

She is survived by three children, Barry (Marge) Weaver of Bloomington, Ill., Karen (Galen) Hershberger of Goshen and Kent (Jodi) Weaver of Pleasant Hill, Ohio; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband, parents and six siblings preceded her in death.

Memorial gifts may be made to Prairie Street Mennonite Church or Goshen College.

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