Louise Weaver

May 14th

Louise (Moore) Weaver, 100, died at home Wednesday, May 13th, 2015. She was born March 29, 1915 to Flora (Crone) and George E. Moore in their farmhouse on Highway 13 near Converse Indiana. She was raised there and traveled to the one-room Drook schoolhouse in her teacher’s horse and buggy; after six years, she transferred to nearby Mier, which had three rooms and running water. She graduated from Converse High School where she had the leads in two plays and two operettas. She and her family attended Richland Chapel Methodist Church.

She attended Earlham College in Richmond IN and then lived and worked in Columbus OH for several years. She moved to Marion IN and worked at Indiana and Michigan Electric Company where she met her husband James M. Weaver; they wed in 1939 and were married for fifty-five years. They lived in Marion for ten years, where their only child, Charles, was born. Mr. Weaver was transferred to Fort Wayne IN where they lived for five years. Louise directed choirs at Grace Methodist in Marion and at Trinity Methodist in Fort Wayne.

In 1955, they were transferred to Muncie and resided there for twenty years. Louise worked at Ball State University and was active at High Street Methodist Church and in Phi Beta Psi sorority.

When Mr. Weaver retired in 1975 from I & M after forty-five years, they moved to Old Mill Place on Lake Tippecanoe in Leesburg IN. They were active at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Syracuse where Louise volunteered in the church office for over thirty years.

Louise treasured grandkids, neighborhood families and friends, music, her pontoon boat, gardening, birds, her gazebo, and her beloved cats Georgie, Iris, and Missy.

She was preceded in death by infant triplet sisters, her parents, her husband in 1995, brother Fremont Moore of Marion and sister Betty Miller of Bluffton. Also, sisters-in-law Berneice Moore, Marion and Ruth Moore, Marion; and brother-in-law Wayne Miller, Bluffton.

She is survived by her son Charles E. Weaver (Marsha), Muncie IN and three grandchildren: Jim Weaver, Dayton; Becky Dawson (Clark), Cincinnati; and Bob Weaver (Kelly), Indianapolis. Her ten grandchildren are Caleb, Sam, Jack, Clare, Max, Foster, Bonnie, Tate, Kate and James.

Services will be Saturday May 30,11 a.m, at Calvary United Methodist, State Road 13 in Syracuse.  Visitation preceding at 10 a.m. Private graveside services take place on Sunday. Memorials may be sent to Calvary Methodist, P.O. Box 9, Syracuse IN 46567. Eastlund Funeral Home in Syracuse is in charge of arrangements.

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