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June 20, 2018 Barbara Weaver
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

Barbara W. Weaver, 63, of Kalona, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at her home. Funeral services were held Friday, June 15, 2018, at the Fairview Mennonite Church, rural Kalona. Burial was in the Sharon Bethel Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice.

Barbara was born Dec. 25, 1954 in Centerville, Mich., the daughter of William LeRoy and Marjorie (Schlabach) Bontrager. On June 19, 1975, Barbara was united in marriage to Simon Weaver in Kalona. She was a member of the Sharon Bethel Church and sewing group. Barbara was an excellent cook and had a gift of hospitality. She enjoyed serving the needs of others in the community. She enjoyed spending time with family especially the grandchildren.

Barbara is survived by her husband: Simon; two daughters: Mary Beth (Kenneth) Miller of Wellman and Rebecca Anne Weaver of Kalona; six grandchildren: Dustin, Trevor, Christopher, Mariah, Wyatt and Layla Jo Miller; her parents: LeRoy and Marjorie Bontrager of Hicksville, Ohio; five brothers: William (Nina) Bontrager of Millersburg, Ind., Melvin (Marie) Bontrager of Hicksville, Ohio, Marlin (Luella) Bontrager of Topeka, Ind., Firman (Pauline) Bontrager of Ashley, Ind. and Vernon (Beth) Bontrager of Leo, Ind.; and three sisters: Lydia(Melvin) Yoder of Hicksville, Ohio, Christine (John Henry) Hochstetler of Goshen, Ind. and Annie (Rueben) Knepp of Montgomery, Ind.

She was preceded in death by a sister: Irene Bontrager; a niece: Mary Knepp; and a nephew: Steven Hochstetler.

The Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona is caring for Barbara and her family. www.powellfuneralhomes.com.

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