Irene Weimer, 89, of Farmers Valley, passed away quietly on Thursday (July 19, 2012) in her home of 62 years.
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She was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Union Township, a daughter of Charles S. and Besse C. Oaks Fitzsimmons. On April 2, 1943, in Farmers Valley, she married Durward G. Weimer, who passed away on July 11, 2004. It was just after their 61st wedding anniversary. Mrs. Weimer graduated from the former Union High School in the spring of 1940.
Known for her hospitality and gift of storytelling, her home was a place of warmth and comfort to all who stopped by. Her life of service to her Savior, Jesus Christ, was noted by years of Sunday School teaching and youth leadership. In her later years, she faithfully cared for her husband until his home-going in 2004. She enriched the lives of all her family and guests by her wonderful character. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by three daughters, Judith L. (Raymond) Hendrickson of North Wales, Connie D. (Donald) Munson of Rochester, N.Y., and Carol S. (David) Apgar of Camp Hill; one son, Keith G. (Becky) Weimer of Anamosa, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Alyson R. (William) Wentz, Todd B. (Betty) Weimer, Lisa L. Hendrickson, Derek C. (Michelle) Weimer, Krisanne C. Weimer, Evelyn S. (Jordan) Pizarro, Geoffrey C. Weavill, Claire E. Weavill, and Philip A. Munson; eight great-grandchildren, William and Anna Wentz, Kollyn, Elizabeth, and Dru Weimer, Ava and Ronan Pizarro; one sister, Marian Lobaugh of Mount Jewett; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Mikayla Weimer in 2004; along with two brothers; and four sisters.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Christian Gospel Church of Coleville with the Rev. Thomas Dunkerton, the Rev. Wilbur Barber, and the Rev. Max Simms, co-officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials can be made to the Golden Halo Foundation, 1430 Newton, Sidney, NE 69162. The Foundation was established in memory of Mikayla Weimer and assists handicapped children and their families with needs not covered by insurance. Memorial can also be sent to the Christian Gospel Church of Coleville, Coleville Road.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport.
Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Published in The Bradford Era from July 21 to July 27, 2012