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Surnames: WEAVER
Decedent: Joel Wesley Weaver
Date listed: Monday, December 16, 1940

(Submitted by Kathryn Catherwood, kathrync@efn.org)

J. WESLEY WEAVER DIES FOLLOWING BRIEF ILLNESS
Prominent Farmer of Jennings Township Passed Away at the Lima Memorial Hospital, Early Monday Morning - In Hospital Only Three Days - On the Ohio State Fair Board For Years - Active in Grange Work - Final Rites Were Held at the Local Trinity Methodist Church Yesterday Afternoon.
Death claimed J. Wesley Weaver, prominent farmer of Jennings township, living six miles northwest of Spencerville at 2 a. m., Monday morning. Death was due to lukemia, a blood infection.
Mr. Weaver passed away at the Lima Memorial hospital, where he was taken as a patient on Friday.
Joel Wesley Weaver was the son of Samuel and Harriet (Reddick) Weaver, and was born in Jennings township, Van Wert county, July 7, 1870. At the time of his death he was 70 years, 5 months and 9 days of age.
His entire lifetime was spent in the Jennings township district. Always interested in the advancement of agriculture, he served a number of terms as a member of the Van Wert County Agriculture Society; a number of years as a member of the Ohio State Fair Board, where he was in charge of the swine department. His term on the latter board expired last October.
He was very active in Grange work the state over. Just recently he was named as a special deputy of the Ohio Grange, a post he held several times. Two years ago he and his wife were presented with a 50-year service emblem for active Grange work.
He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, Spencerville, where he had served as chorister.
He is survived by his wife, Idora; 2 daughters, Mrs. Osborne Jones, Venedocia, and Mrs. J. A. Owens, of Des Moines, Iowa; a brother, O. O. Weaver, of Lima; son-in-law, L. G. Jones, of Marion; also 5 grandchildren.
Final services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the local Trinity Methodist church, in charge of Rev. I. F. Andrews, and C. B. Miller & Son, and interment was made in the Spencerville cemetery.



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