Martha M. Weed, age 91, of 2400 East Center Street, Mill Village, died Saturday, November 14, 2009 at the Golden Living Center in Erie. She had resided there for only the past couple of months and had lived in her home in Mill Village since 1942. Born February 20, 1918 in Canadohta Lake, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Eva Conner Whitman.
Weed, Martha M.Martha married Russell R. Weed on May 23, 1936 and he preceded her in death on February 19, 1982. During the 1950’s and 60’s, Martha and Russell operated Weed Custom Meats in Mill Village, and later in Waterford. They enjoyed their years together and Martha often commented that it all ended too early with his death.
Martha and family went to Florida every winter from 1974 to 2008. She enjoyed the people and met many good friends along the way, many of whom were still dear to her. She was an active member of the Mill Village United Methodist Church, where most will remember her at church dinners taking the money and passing out tickets. For many years, it was her pleasure to attend dinner theaters at the Riverside in Cambridge Springs and then later at the Station Restaurant in Erie.
She will be greatly missed by her caregivers, Mary Lou Powell and her husband Harold. Martha grew very fond of their dog, Sissy, who will most certainly miss Martha. Martha also had many friends from Mill Village: Art and Diane Furman and sons, Trever and Doug; the Hunters, the Abercrombies, the Sharps, the Coles, the Peters’, the Kinneys, and the list goes on and on.
In addition to her many friends, she is survived by a sister-in-law, Jafola Reynolds of Naples, FL; three nephews, Gary McCalla of Naples, FL, Robert McCalla and wife Karen of Brentwood, TN, and Jerry Weed and wife Lisa of Kensington, MD; two nieces, Nola Garrett and husband Ronald of Palm Harbor, FL, and Christine Orr of Centerville, PA; a cousin, Lois Ellen Engell of McKean, PA; and many great nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will take place at the Van Matre Funeral Home of Waterford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Martha’s life at the funeral service held at the Mill Village United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 11:00am. Pastors Betty Hollabaugh and Barbara Pierce will officiate. Burial will follow at Mill Village Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to GECAC-Area Agency on Aging, Asera Care Hospice, or the Mill Village United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to