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Source: April 2001 Volume 39 Number 2, Page 69

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Kirkner Weaver

Page 69

Club member Elizabeth "Libby" Weaver died in her sleep on February 18, 2001 at her West Chester home, The Hickman. She was 86. Born on New Year's Eve, 1914 in a house at Yellow Springs and Mill roads in the Valley, she had a vivid memory of events of historic import. Her father farmed for the TenBroeck family, and she once said that she had lived at a number of homes along Yellow Springs Road.

Libby graduated from Tredyffrin Easttown High School in 1932 and in the fall of that year entered Taylor Business School in Philadelphia. She worked for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, and later for Dr. Thomas Fosnocht as a dental secretary in Paoli. On April 4, 1942, the day before Easter, she married Walter T. Weaver Jr. at her church, Great Valley Presbyterian. Wally, who shared her interest in history, died in 1992.

A Club member for 20 years, Libby served as recording secretary in 1990-1991. She enjoyed contributing her unique recollections to the Quarterly "Club Members Remember" series. In addition, she wrote biographical sketches of Dr. James Aiken (Berwyn) and Wm. Frederick Isinger Jr. (Paoli), and co-authored a "History of the Walker School."

Surviving are a son Walter III, daughters Elaine and Dale, and seven grand­children. She was an aunt of Club member Mildred Kirkner. All who knew her loved her. We will long remember her time with us.


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