EDITOR’S NOTE: Elsie was the grandmother of our KP Journalist Jonathan Weaver. The staff at the Kittanning Paper would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to him and his family.
Elsie E. (Kregel) Weaver, 86, of Irwin, formerly a resident of Walnut Ridge Memory Care in Greensburg, passed away Tuesday October 21, 2014 in the RNC of Greater Pittsburgh in Greensburg.
She was born April 23, 1928 in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Janoziz) Kregel.
Elsie was very involved in the Irwin Photo Lab, assisting her late-husband Bill and son,Bob, in the day-to-day operations.
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin, also a member of the Country Hills Homemakers for over 20 years, and was a very active volunteer at St. Emma’s Monastery in Greensburg.
A 1946 graduate of Norwin High School, Elsie was an avid flower gardener and loved doing crafts.
Elsie is survived by her four children: William D. Weaver and his wife, Sherry, of Columbia, South Carolina, Cynthia Weaver of San Francisco, Robert Weaver and his wife, Debbie, of Irwin, and Brian Weaver and his wife, Suzanne, of North Huntingdon; five grandchildren: Christy Weaver, Sarah Zupon, Jonathan Weaver, Kara Weaver and Rachel Weaver; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William C. Weaver, in 1988; two brothers: Joseph and Victor Kregel; and two sisters: Irma Wentzel and Emma Wagoner.
Friends will be received from 4-8PM Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home Inc. in Irwin.
Parting prayers will be held at 9AM Saturday, October 25, 2014 in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church.
Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in North Huntingdon.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Immaculate Conception Church 308 2nd Street Irwin Pa. 15642.
Elsie’s family would like to thank the staff at Walnut Ridge Memory Care, RNC and Asera Care Hospice and her home caretaker, LuAnn Beresford, for their special care and compassion that they showed their mother.