Waterloo Region Generations
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Ethel Amanda Witmer

Female 1909 - 2006  (96 years)


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  • Name Ethel Amanda Witmer 
    Born 6 Sep 1909  Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Ethel Amanda Weber 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-172501 
    Died 23 Feb 2006  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I172501  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Edmund B. Witmer,   b. 3 Mar 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1960, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Lovina Hallman,   b. 8 Sep 1881, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 7 Oct 1903  [1
    Family ID F19889  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Byron S. Weber,   b. 6 Nov 1906, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1989, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Children 
     1. Virginia Louise "Gini" Weber
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F49989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WEBER, Ethel Amanda (Witmer) September 6, 1909 - February 23, 2006 Ethel died peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home, surrounded by members of her family on Thursday, February 23, 2006, in her 97th year. She was the beloved wife of Byron S. Weber who predeceased her July 17, 1989; the loving mother of Virginia (Gini) Letkemann, and loving grandmother of Lisa, Joel and Jonathan Letkemann. She is survived by brothers, Leonard Witmer and Clifford (Doris) Witmer; and sisters, Violet (Irvin) Manske and Barbara (Walter) Cook. Ethel was predeceased by brothers, Wilfred, Lloyd and Raymond and sisters, Flossie and Beulah. Born in Plattsville, Ethel regretted she was not able to continue her education past elementary school and become a school teacher. Instead, she worked out as a hired girl from the time she was 13, then spent 19 years ironing shirts at Cluett's in Kitchener. She married Byron on September 6, 1947, and had one daughter, Virginia. She divided her time between being a homemaker, helping her husband and their family grocery store, and being actively involved at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. She loved and enjoyed being with her family and friends, entertaining in her home when younger, and gratefully receiving visitors at Fairview Mennonite Home when she grew older. She was a woman of faith, who loved and followed the Lord throughout her life -- demonstrating her love by actions rather than words. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Ethel at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Dr. in Cambridge, on Sunday from 2: 30-4: 30 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate her life and homegoing will also be held at Fairview Mennonite Home at 1 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2006. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. In memory of Ethel, donations may be made to the WMA of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, MCC, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, and can be arranged through the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home at 745-9495, or on-line at www.ratzbechtelfuneralhome.com.

      The Record Feb 25 2006

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 6, 1960 - Obituary of Edmund B. Witmer.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Sep 1909 - Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Feb 2006 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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