James W. Weaver

September 24, 1924 ‒ October 28, 2015

Marion, Ohio

James W. Weaver, age 91 of Marion, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday afternoon, October 28, 2015 surrounded by those he loved.

Jim was born on September 24, 1924 in Findley, the son of Cloyd C. and Nellie L. (Wilson) Weaver. He graduated from Harpster High School and then enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving his country during WWII. After the war, he moved back to Marion and began his career as a builder and developer. He started by building barns and that grew into many other ventures, including the development of Marion Meadows. In 1981 he created and built Stor-Mor.

Jim loved traveling the United States in his motor coach, seeing all that America has to offer. A favorite place for him to be was on Lake Erie, Walleye fishing. He also enjoyed being involved with the Marion Lions Club and also was a member of the Gyro Club of Marion.

He is survived by his daughter: Pam (Rick) Ruhl; his partner Leona Henry; grandchildren: Melissa (late Doug) McKinniss and Robert James Paulus; great grandchildren: Stephanie (Jacob) Dairy, Michael (Talia) McKinniss and Matthew McKinniss; 4 great great grandchildren; and a brother Dick (Veeda) Weaver.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Bertha Mae Weaver and brothers: Bill and Bob Weaver.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Marion Cemetery at 3PM; Terry Moore officiating; military honors will be observed.

If so desired, donations may be made to Joyce’s Angels or Ohio Health Hospice.

The Gunder/Hall & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family and will announce arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Please accept my condolence on Jim’s passing. I only recently met him through Joyce’s Angels but I could tell immediately what a great guy he was. Your family is in my prayers.

  • So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was the builder of my mother’s (Trella Romine) home, Terradise, near Caledonia and Trella was so proud of his excellent work on building her “dream home”. Heaven is a little richer now that Jim is there to enjoy it.

  • Goodbye Jim. A wonderful person who built my Mother, (Trella Romine’s) home after agreeing with her Plans. He had a great life and will be missed. He was so nice to us as we watched our house being built (Kathi and David Haldeman)!
    Thinking of his Family and friends.

  • So many memories as I grew up with Jim and Bert and then Leona being part of my parents close friends, Val and Pat Vonderheide. Memories are what we hold close to our hearts and they remain with us forever. So sorry for your loss. May God bless and hold all of you close to him. Leona take care.