Martha Susan Weil

November 10, 1917 ‒ October 06, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Martha Susan Weil, age 97, of Mount Vernon, OH, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Country Court Nursing Home. She was born on November 10, 1917 in Warren, PA, to the late Milton and Ruth (Heermans) Beaty.

Martha received her primary education in Warren and attended Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, NJ, Pennsylvania College for Women in Pittsburg, PA and Western Reserve University in Cleveland, graduating in June, 1942 with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics.

Since a young age, she was passionately interested in preserving the family farm in Erwin, NY, which was passed down to her in 1946 and has been in her side of the family for seven generations, since 1789. Other interests were genealogy and flower gardening around her 1848 farmhouse, volunteering for many years at the Corning Hospital and the Dayspring Apartments Board of Directors in Corning, NY. She was a wonderful cook and homemaker, always experimenting with new recipes to annoy and delight her young family. Martha received her “DAR” (Daughters of the American Revolution) certificate on January 31, 1948. She always loved, supported and encouraged her children to excel at their studies and professions. Martha was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Painted Post, NY and United Methodist Church in Corning, NY.

She is survived by her children, Eben M. (Cathy) Weil of Corning, NY, Mead (Marilyn) Weil of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, David M. (Alison) Weil of Painted Post, NY, Aaron M. (Katherine) Weil of East Hampton, NY, Marissa (Justin) Udzella of Wilkes Barre, PA, Grayson (Brittany) Weil of Niskayuna, NY, Grant (Mary) Weil of Greece, NY, Michael (Daci) Shenfield of Niskayuna, NY, Jonathan (Angie) Shenfield of Niskayuna, NY and Stephen Shenfield of Niskayuna, NY; and 3 great-granddaughters.

Besides her parents, Martha is preceded in death by her husband, Clayton F. Weil; a daughter, Nancy T. Shenfield; son-in-law, Henry Shenfield; and sister, Anne Taggart.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to: Hospice of Knox County; 17700 Coshocton Rd, Mt Vernon, OH 43050 or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA); 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, OH 43215.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Martha Susan Weil.


  • Dear Mead and family, I was so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Although I never met her, Mead spoke so lovingly of her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Jan Hall

  • Dear Mead and Eben,
    Your mother was a gracious, loving woman. I will always remember her as a supportive mother in law with generosity and love always. May you cherish the wonderful memories of your childhood at the farm and all the wonderful opportunities for enrichment in your lives which she gave you.
    Mary Lee