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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Posted at:01/04/2017 7:07 pm
Barb (Murphy) Lynch -
My sincere condolences to the family on the passing of their mom.

Posted at:01/05/2017 8:08 am
Jennifer Pyle -
Whenever I saw Mary Clare she always had a smile on her face and lived life to the fullest. A particular ride in a vintage car a couple of years ago comes to mind when I think of her smiles. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Posted at:01/05/2017 7:07 pm
Robert gage -
To the family I am sorry for loss of yr mom . I remember yr mom always had a great smile. I know the gates are wide open for her in heaven we now have a special angel looking down on all you remember god has a great place for her. Please remember yr mom gave so much to community plus she raised great kids . Bob gage

Posted at:01/06/2017 12:12 am
Brenda Schafer -
Mary Clare was one of the most kind, generous, beautiful and humble people that I've ever known. Her radiance and grace shined through in everything she did. I was blessed to have her guidance and love as a Godmother and role model throughout my life. I know she is lighting the heavens as she did here. I am thankful for my cherished memories of sleep overs, visits to her lovely home, and all of my special times with her. May she rest her sweet head in her eternal home, reunited with many loved ones. Loving prayers and remembrance to all of the family.

Posted at:05/30/2017 7:07 pm
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