Blanche Arlene Rhoades Weaver Wilson, age 95 of Loganton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday morning, December 1, 2021. Blanche was born in Mount Union, PA on June 21, 1926, the youngest daughter of 9 children born to Edwin A. Rhoades, Sr. and Gertrude Beckwith Rhoades. Blanche’s mother passed unexpectedly when she was only 5 years old and Blanche was primarily raised by her siblings, but her 3 older sisters were the most prominent role models for her. She attended school in Mount Union and several other schools in Centre County.
Blanche found the lord early in life and lived her life for her family and in service of the Church. She was an active member of churches in Rosecrans, PA and Mill Hall, PA, recognized as a knowledgeable Christian and student of the Bible. She taught Sunday School and educated many other Christians on living a life of Christianity.
She met the love of her life, Harold J. Weaver Sr., through a chance meeting at the “Texas” restaurant in Lock Haven, PA after Harold returned from WWII. They married on March 30, 1946, and lived a peaceful, humble life in Rosecrans, PA. They had 5 children. Living through The Great Depression of the early 1930’s, Blanche had an appreciation of the simple country life, survival based on little food at times, and used to boast about them eating everything on a pig except the oink! Blanche was an amazing cook, known for her homemade bread and soups! She loved her flowers and always maintained a beautiful flower garden to enjoy and remind her of God’s beauty on earth. Blanche worked outside the home at times but was mostly a homemaker. She loved gardening and homemaking but enjoyed her family times most of all. Harold passed away January 10, 1987. On April 8, 2000 she married Ernest (Ernie) L. Wilson and they lived in Jersey Shore until his passing on April 28, 2004. She was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church in Loganton during her final years of her earthy life.
In addition to her parents and both husbands she was preceded in death by her brothers William, Russell, Edwin, Jr., Lloyd and Sanford and her sisters, Cora (Toni), Agnes, and Hazel.
She is survived by her children Stephen Weaver (Yvonne) and Harold, Jr. (Shirley) of Loganton and daughters Bonnie Vozzella (Joe) of Honey Brook, Denise Ertel (Doug) of Watsontown and Faye Vonada (Kent) of Loganton. She is also survived by her stepchildren with Ernie, Elwin (Chris) Lancaster KY, Darlene (Jim) Aberdeen, MD, Curtis (Lois) Jersey Shore, PA, Rose Friendship, NY, Mark (Michele) Sterling, VA.She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She had 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and 5 great, great, grandchildren.
A funeral service honoring the life of Blanche Weaver Wilson will be held Friday, December 10, 2021 at 2 PM in the Albright United Methodist Church , Loganton, PA with Pastors Sarah Kim and Dan Christopher officiating. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Rosecrans. Friends will be received in the church from 12 Noon until time of services.
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