Mercedes Weaver, 84

Mercedes JoAnne Weaver, 84, of rural North Manchester, died at 1:40 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at Wellbrooke of Wabash in 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, in Wabash, retiring after 40 years. Mercedes was a member of St. Peters United Church of Christ in 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 of rural North Manchester, three sons, David (Jackie) Weaver of Roann, Indiana, Doug (Julie) Weaver of Elkhart, Indiana, and Dean (Terri) Weaver of 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, 2016,  at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 122 State Road 13, Urbana, with the Rev. 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, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is the charity of the donor's choice.

The memorial guest book for Mercedes may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Aug 09