Martin (Hostetter) Weaver, 72, wife of Robert "George" Weaver of
145 Penrose Lane, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, in Loyalton of
Staunton, where she had been a resident since late August. Mrs. Weaver
was born Dec. 28, 1936, in Lancaster County, Pa., a daughter of the
late Isaac Eby and Ruth (Martin) Hostetter.
retired from the Staunton public school system, and volunteered with
the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale, where she was the chairperson of
the food committee from 1976 to 1978 and the sewing committee in 1984.
Grace and her husband attended Staunton Mennonite Church for more than
30 years and are presently members of Springdale Mennonite Church in
Waynesboro. Mrs. Weaver also enjoyed gardening, sewing and baking
cookies, which she was so well-known for.
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a
brother-in-law, Edgar Clemens, and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth
Hostetter. Surviving, in addition to her husband, to whom she was
married Nov. 28, 1964, are a son and daughter-in-law, Steven E. Weaver
and Silvia Banales of Barnesville, Md.; a daughter and son-in-law,
Jennifer R. Weaver and Paul S. Novotny of Staunton; eight brothers and
six sisters-in-law, Dr. Abram Hostetter and wife, Patricia, of
Charlottesville, Isaac Hostetter of Kirkwood, Pa., James Hostetter and
wife, Patricia, of McVeytown, Pa., Milton Hostetter and wife, Barbara,
of Stoney Brook, N.Y., Dr. Charles Hostetter of San Francisco, Calif.,
Dr. Ray Hostetter and wife, Jane, of Hopewell, N.J., Dale Hostetter
and wife, Mae, of Fogelsville, Pa., and Sanford Hostetter and wife,
Tera Yoder, of Richmond; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Rhoda
Clemens of New Holland, Pa., Mary Alice Hostetter and companion, Terry
Coffey, of Charlottesville and Nancy Gourley and husband, Gerald, of
Ashburn; and a very special grandson, Dylan Lance Weaver.
family had a private entombment in Augusta Memorial Park in
memorial service celebrating Mrs. Weaver's life was conducted at 11
a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at Springdale Mennonite Church by Pastor
Mark R. Schloneger.
family received friends from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Friday evening at
Springdale Mennonite Church and immediately following the memorial
service on Saturday or at other times at her residence.
suggested that those desiring make memorial contributions to the
Alzheimer's Foundation, Harrisonburg Chapter, P.O. Box 310,
Harrisonburg, VA 22803; to Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 200
E. Joppa Road, Ste. 407, Towson, MD 21286; or to Hospice of the
Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Ste. 300, Charlottesville, VA
Funeral Home and Crematory at 230 Frontier Drive in Staunton was in
charge of the arrangements.