Wenona Lee Trumbo Weaber, 92


Wenona Weaber, 92, passed away and went home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2017. She was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Brandywine, W.Va., to Homer and Minnie Trumbo.

They moved to Illinois, Ohio and then to Chester County, Pa., where she spent her school years.
She graduated in February 1944 from Beacon College in Wilmington, Del., and worked there as the registrar for six months. She spent the next seven years working for the federal government’s Savings Bond Department in Wilmington.

In mid-July 1946, she began dating the love of her life, Bert Weaber, a Merchant Marine sailor, and they were married on Aug. 10, 1946, at his mother’s home in Philadelphia, Pa. They settled in Wilmington, Del., raising four sons.

Weaber worked as an administrator for the Bert Weaber Co. until the sale of the company and, sometime after moving to lower Delaware, she went to work for Justin Fiberglass Tanks in Georgetown, Del. She was active in Bethel Baptist Church of Wilmington and Calvary Baptist Church of Georgetown, Del. She also served as a volunteer with Delaware Hospice for more than 10 years. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Since losing the love of her life, she actively traveled, visiting the joys of her life, her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; as well as friends and various destinations.

Weaber was preceded in death by her husband, Bert, in 2003, after nearly 57 years of marriage; her great-grandson, Brandon, in 2008; her brothers, Ike and Roger; and her sister, Elizabeth Coates. She is survived by her sons, Mark Weaber and his wife, Autumn, of Elkton, Md., the Rev. Gary Weaber and his wife, Christine, of Shreveport, La., Lee Weaber and his wife, Christine, of Greenwood, Del., and Todd Weaber and his spouse, Kelley, of Sacramento, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and their 11 spouses; 22 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Melba Trumbo of New Castle, Del., and Wanda Semon of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Roberta Weaber; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Weaber’s life will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 11 a.m., with visitation at 10 a.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, 22860 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown, Del., 19947. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963.