Mercedes JoAnne Weaver, 84, rural North Manchester, died at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. She was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Wabash, to Carl and Elizabeth (Grimm) Long.
Mercedes was a 1949 graduate of Urbana High School. She married Roscoe Weaver in Richvalley, on Sept. 30, 1950. She worked at General Tire, Wabash, retiring after 40 years. Mercedes was a member of St. Peters United Church of Christ, Urbana, and read Billy Graham devotionals daily. She enjoyed her flowers and gardening. Mercedes loved cats, dogs and horses; Blaze was the best horse she ever had.
She is survived by her husband: Roscoe Weaver, rural North Manchester; three sons: David (Jackie) Weaver, Roann; Doug (Julie) Weaver, Elkhart; and Dean (Terri) Weaver, Wabash; two brothers: Robert (Jane) Long; and Jerry (Lana) Long, both of Wabash; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Danny Dean Long; and Donald Eugene Long; and great-granddaughter: Olivia Weaver.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Urbana, with Pastor Larry Wade and Jackie Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Half Acre Cemetery, Wabash County. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.
Preferred memorial is the charity of the donor’s choice.