Mary Clare O. Weaver
07/09/1926 - 01/04/2017

Mary Clare O. Weaver, 90, of McSherrystown, entered into God’s eternal care on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at her home. She was the wife of Marlyn H. Weaver who died February 23, 1998. Born July 9, 1926 in McSherrystown, she was the daughter of J. Clarence and Helen C. (Topper) Overbaugh. Mary Clare was retired as a paralegal from Rudisill, Guthrie, Williams and Nonemaker Law Firm, she had also worked for many years as a secretary for McSherrystown Borough and Hanover School District, was on the Conewago Valley School Board for 42 years and taught English as a second language. She graduated top of her class in 1944 from Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown. Mary Clare was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown where she served as a Eucharistic minister, an RCIA sponsor and instructor, and a member of the Council of Catholic Women where she was past president. She enjoyed creating art and made many keepsakes for her family, and wrote a monthly Overbaugh newsletter for 32 years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially her grandchildren and great-grandson.  Surviving are three daughters; Mary Helen Browder and her husband Shelton of Williamburg, VA, Beth Smith and her husband Paul of State College, Christa Stefanisko and her husband Gary of Newark, DE and a son Lawrence H. Weaver and his wife Donna of Hanover, five grandchildren; Hugh Browder, Kerry Sewell, Stephanie Smith, Joseph Smith and Sarah Weaver, and one great-grandson; Daniel Browder, two brothers; Msgr. Hugh A. Overbaugh of Harrisburg and Joseph C. Overbaugh of Lancaster, five sisters; Elaine M. Pace of Sherman Oaks, CA, Joyce C. Groft of McSherrystown, Jean T. Heidler of York, Marie A. Smith of McSherrystown, and Sheila M. Hennessy of Shepherdstown, WV. She was preceded in death by a daughter; Marla J. Weaver and seven siblings; Philip J., Jerome E., Bernard F., Msgr. Lawrence R. and Charlotte “Patty” Overbaugh, Constance A. Keffer and Rosemary E. Cook.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2017 at Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown with, her brother; Msgr. Hugh A. Overbaugh and Rev. Charles L. Persing concelebrating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown, with prayers at 4 p.m.  Contributions in memory of Mary Clare may be made to Annunciation Church Memorial Fund, 26 N. Third Street, McSherrystown, or Delone Catholic High School Library, 140 S. Oxford Ave, McSherrystown

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