Elizabeth L. Weaver, 92, of Attica, a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 11, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.
Elizabeth Larain McLachlin Weaver was born Jan. 29, 1928, in Monroe, Michigan to Hazel (Roberts) and Albert Leon McLachlin Sr. She attended and graduated from Monroe High School in 1945 and eventually from The University of Toledo Jan. 28, 1949, with a bachelor's degree in education. She also worked for the Dean of Men and the Personnel Office while studying at The University of Toledo.
Elizabeth married Richard E. Weaver June 4, 1949, at First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, Michigan. Richard preceded her in death Jan. 2005. Together Elizabeth and Richard started their own farming operation in Attica. She also served as a teacher at New Haven Local School and Attica and Seneca East Local School Districts, primarily in math. While at Attica and Seneca East Schools, Elizabeth served as a volunteer board member for the Seneca East Library board and assisted her husband, Richard, while he was Seneca County Jury Commissioner for 42 years.
Elizabeth was the mother to three children, Donald Edward (Kathleen) Weaver of Republic, Linda Mary (Dwight) Everhart of Attica and Thomas Harry (Barbara) Weaver of Attica. There are nine grandchildren, Adam Weaver, Amy (Mike) Schulze, Jennifer (Charles) Collins, Amanda (Ben) Geletka, Melissa (Andy) Burgess, Jeremy (Lauren) Everhart, Kurt (Ashley) Weaver, Paul (Erica) Weaver, and Neil (Laura) Weaver. Elizabeth has 20 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Elizabeth in her death besides her husband, Richard, in 2005, were her parents; stepmother; two brothers, Bruce and Albert Jr. McLachlin; and a sister, Mary Cooper.
Elizabeth was proud of her Scottish family heritage as they emigrated from Scotland in the 1800's from Saltcoats, Scotland to Canada and eventually to southern Michigan. She was always proud to declare that she was a "Tough Old Scot." She enjoyed sewing and knitting Christmas stockings and numerous baby blankets for the family. She also greatly enjoyed their Lake Erie cottage with Richard as well as Lake Erie itself. Lastly, she was an avid sports fan for the University of Michigan Wolverines. Forever a math teacher, she enjoyed sharing her math interest and knowledge with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A graveside service for Elizabeth will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at Attica-Venice Cemetery, Attica, with the Rev. Ron Spyker officiating. There will be no public visitation for Elizabeth, but masks and social distancing will be practiced at the graveside service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Seneca East Public Library or Heartland Hospice. Online condolences may be made to the family at shookfamilyfh.com. Lindsey-Shook Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, is honored to be serving the Weaver family.
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