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Richard E. Weaver

March 9, 1932 - April 15, 2023

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Elida, Ohio

Richard E. “Dick” Weaver, age 91, was called home to the Lord at 9:18 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2023, at his home.

Dick was born March 9, 1932, in Lima, OH, to the late Kenneth Joseph and Eunice Esther (Githens) Weaver. On August 19, 1950 he married his high school sweetheart, Mary L. (Steiger) Weaver who preceded him in death on April 7, 2018, after 67 wonderful years of marriage.

Dick was a 1950, graduate of LaFayette Jackson High School, where he excelled in football and sang solos in the choir. He had previously served as a police officer on the Lima Police Department and had taught hydraulic and pneumatic classes around the area. Dick retired from the Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant after 33 years of service. He enjoyed the outdoors and working around the yard. Dick was a member of Eagles Aeries #370, Lima and he was a longtime member of Lima Community Church. Most of all, Dick was a proud dad and grandpa who loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by 4 children, David (Jill) Weaver of Granbury, TX, Suzette “Suzie” Weaver of Elida, Robert “Bob” (Lisa) Weaver of Burns, TN, and Daniel (Tonya) Weaver of Wapakoneta; 8 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by a son, Joseph J. “Joe” Weaver; brother-in-law, Carl Steiger; and 3 sisters-in-law, Helen (Todd) Adams, Evelyn (Tom) Jester, and Ruth (Harold) Rhinock.

Services celebrating Dick’s life will begin at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2023, at Lima Community Church, 2945 N. Cole St, Lima, OH 45801. Pastor Chip Bullock will officiate. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date in Greenlawn Cemetery, Elida.

The family will receive friend from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 21, prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Community Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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