Thelma Roseabelle Weaver

October 15, 1913 ‒ March 19, 2005

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Thelma Roseabelle Weaver, 91, formerly of Hampton Road, Lexington, died Thursday evening May 19, 2005 in Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center, Smithville, Missouri.

She was born October 15, 1913 in Hume, New York, to Kirk and Carrie (Morris) Pratt, and was graduated from Rushford Central High School in Rushford, New York in 1929. She earned her Bachelors degree in Education in 1934 from Houghton College.

Thelma spent most of her life in Rushford, New York, where she co-owned Weaver’s Market, before selling it in 1974.

More than ten years ago, she moved to the Mansfield area, where she was a member of Lexington Grace Brethren Church and Mansfield Christian Women’s Club. Spiritually minded, Thelma was daily focused on the rapture.

An avid reader, she enjoyed her time spent both in the garden and in the kitchen.

Thelma enjoyed traveling with friends, and became attached to her cats, but her love for her children and grandchildren were her driving force.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Jennifer L. and Frank Cyphers of Norton; her son and daughter-in-law Donald A. and Dorcas Weaver of Kansas City, Missouri; five grandchildren Amie and Tim Tokuda of Phoenix, Arizona, Melanie Cyphers of Raleigh, North Carolina, Heather Cyphers of Powell and her fiancé Kyle Schumm of Dublin, Tina and Daniel Chen serving the mission field of Indonesia, and Caryn Weaver studying at John Brown University; and a great granddaughter Maggie Chen.

She was preceded in death by her husband Earl A. Weaver in April of 1976, as well as by two infant children Ronald K. Weaver and Patricia R. Weaver.

Friends may call Thursday, May 26, 2005 from 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The service celebrating her home-going will be held Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 7 pm in First Baptist Church, Rushford, New York, with The Rev. Donald Teears officiating. Burial will be in First Burying Grounds, Rushford.

Memorial contributions to the North Central Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, or the American Cancer Society may be made at the funeral home.