Sharon Ann English Weaver
January 08, 1943 ‒ September 10, 2010
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Sharon Ann English Weaver, 67, of Candlewood Lake, Mt. Gilead, Ohio, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family September 10, 2010 after an extended battle with cancer. With God’s strength, she ran this race gracefully, leading most of the way.
She was born January 8, 1943 in Charleston, W. Va. to the late Quentin and Edith (Allen) English, and graduated from Madison High School in 1961. She married Gary A. Weaver from Mansfield, Ohio in November 1964.
She served in the United States Air Force following high school graduation as a flight attendant for MATS. Following an honorable discharge she pursued nursing. She graduated from Mid Ohio Practical Nursing Program and North Central State College in nursing. Sherry worked as a Registered Nurse at Mansfield (General) Med Central, Family Doctor, Inc., Richland County Public Health Department, State of Ohio & Comp Management Health Systems (Columbus). Mrs. Weaver was a Richland County resident most of her adult life. Flying and nursing were two goals in life and she attained both. After retirement she was far from idle. The Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Ashland & Richland Counties was her passion. She worked the OSU Agricultural Center horticultural hotline during the growing season. During tax time, she was a new volunteer with the AARP Tax Aide Service in Mt. Gilead. She was an active and enthusiastic member of Heartland Alliance Church in Lexington, serving as a greeter and children’s nursery worker when health allowed. She enjoyed boating, fishing, and other activities at Candlewood Lake and participated in many projects there as a member of the Auxiliary. Sherry spent countless hours in the stands, enthusiastically cheering (and sometimes coaching) local basketball teams. She loved the sound of those sneakers on the hardwood. She enjoyed photography and could be found snapping pictures anyplace or anytime a grandchild was involved in an activity, either in Ohio or Pennsylvania.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Weaver, 2 sons: Steven (Rebecca) Weaver of York, PA. and Grant (Teresa) Weaver of Lexington, OH, five grandchildren: Benjamin and Sarah Weaver of York, PA. and Carina, Garet, and Elyana Weaver of Lexington. These grandkids will fondly remember her as “Gram”. Her friends and family would attest that her pride and joy were her grandchildren; knowing that they all know the Lord as their personal savior brought her the greatest joy! Also surviving is one sister, Barbara (English) Ehrmantraut of Eastsound, WA, nephew Brian (Moana) Ehrmantraut of Eastsound, WA, niece Megan Ehrmantraut of St. George, Utah, and three great nieces: Brigid Ehrmantraut of Eastsound and Brittany and Margo Karpiak of St. George.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her younger brother Bob in 1957.
Mrs. Weaver has made an anatomical gift to The Ohio State University School of Medicine. Memorial services for those donating their body as anatomical gifts are scheduled at intervals on campus by OSU. A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, September 19, 2010, at Heartland Alliance Church, 6385 State Route 314, Mt. Gilead, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. and the service will follow at 3 p.m.
Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Heartland Alliance Church’s Capital Building Campaign in Lexington, OH.
Sherry’s message to us all is that we remember “God is good, all the time.”
Those wishing to express their private condolences to Sherry’s family may do so by going to www,snyderfuneralhomes.com