Whether over a meal of rice and curry, or sharing a cup of chai, or mending the clothes of the village women, or sharing her stories; whether in India, or Nigeria, or Ghana, or Botswana, or Hesston; to the end of her life she simply loved people into God's kingdom.
She was born in Bilaspur, India on January 23, 1910, and passed away November 22, 2013.
Her parents - Clifford and Lydia Lehman, her sister - Carolyn Bender, her brother - Waldo Lehman, her husband – Edwin Weaver, her daughter – Carolyn Esch, and her daughter – Betty Shima all preceded her in death.
Still living are: son Jerry and wife Cathy – KS, son-in-law Vic Esch – CO; Carolyn and Vic's children: Rod Esch and wife Cindy - CO, Linda Bontrager - CO; Betty and Ray's children: Mike Shima - CO , Deb Rose and husband Rick - CO, Tom Shima and wife Stephanie - TX, Doug Shima and wife Michelle - KS, Rod Shima and wife Lan – MA; Jerry and Cathy's children: David and wife Emily – KS, Bruce and wife Lori, KS, Rick and wife Jill – KS; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A service to celebrated her life will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston. Burial will be in the Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston.
Memorial gifts in her honor can be sent to Mennonite Mission Network, Finance Office, 3145 Benham Ave, Elkhart, IN 46517 and/or to Schowalter Villa Good Samaritan Fund, 200 W Cedar, Hesston, KS 67062 in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston, Kansas.