John R. Weaver
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82 of Berlin died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 in Aultman Hospital at Canton. He was born Oct. 11, 1930 in Berlin Twp. to the late Eli J. and Mary Ann (Hershberger) Weaver. He was a graduate of Berlin High School, a member of Martins Creek Mennonite Church and was also involved with the Flat Ridge Mennonite Church in Guernsey County for 25 years. He joined The Gideon's International in 1978, sang in the Holmes County Men's Chorus for 27 years and was a member of the Berlin Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. for 30 years. He was a farmer for five years and a Weight Master for the Holmes Limestone Company for 4 1/2 years. He operated a feed distribution center and was an owner of the Quality Feed Store Inc. for 17 years. He was a realtor with Realestate Showcase and Dutchland Realty for 30 plus years and he was the weights and measurer inspector for Holmes County Ohio for 12 years. He had a full and joyful life serving His LORD and the many people the he met.
He is survived by his wife, the former Annetta J. Hamsher whom he married on Aug. 17, 1952; his daughter, Nancy J. Weaver of Berlin; and son, Jay Russell Weaver of Berlin; his sisters, Mabel Miller of Walnut Hills, Joan Showalter of Wilmot; and a brother, Vernon (Bertha) Weaver of Benton. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph and Joe and his sisters, Grace Gerber, Anna Simpson, and Lela Wengerd.
Services will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Martins Creek Mennonite Church at Millersburg with Pastors Jay Conn and Nelson Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Martins Creek Mennonite Church at Millersburg. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International PO Box 241 Berlin, Ohio 44610 or Martins Creek Mennonite Church 6111 CR 203 Millersburg, OH 44654. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's website to share a memory and sign the guest register.
Published in The Times Reporter on Jan. 23, 2013