Esta G Weiler

On December 29, 2020, after battling multiple myeloma, Esta G. Weiler went to be with the Lord where she will be reunited with her husband, Bill.  She passed peacefully at her home at The Lakes in Willow Valley Communities (Willow Street, PA) while surrounded by her loving children.

Esta was born in Holtwood, PA in in 1931 to Mary (Brubaker) and Charles Graybill.  Her early employment included working in the Dean’s Office of Millersville State College, the advertising department of the Lancaster newspaper, and was a consultant for Avon and Mary Kay cosmetics for many years.  During their 68 years together, she and Bill lived in Holtwood, South Williamsport, West Hazleton and Muncy before returning to Lancaster in their later retirement years.

Esta was passionate about her church in each of her cities of residence, but especially of Muncy (PA) United Methodist Church for more than 40 years.  She was a years-long member of the choir, United Methodist Women, and missions.  Together, she and Bill were instrumental in the creation of the Memorial Garden there where Esta’s cremains will be scattered.

Always ready for an adventure, she and Bill cross country skied, canoed, traveled internationally, and regularly visited their children in different parts of the US.  Esta spent her life providing a loving home for her family, teaching her children spiritually by example, and was a cherished friend to many.  There was nothing she liked better than a good chat and to be useful by helping someone or something.  She never hesitated to say she lived a blessed life full of memories.

Esta is survived by her four children: Gregg (Richard Jacobs) Weiler, Miami, FL; Karen (Rich) Abernethy, Tampa, FL; Dena (Dan) Fritz, Ligonier, PA; Kevin (Renee) Weiler, Landenberg, PA; plus 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren who dearly loved her.  She is also survived by her identical twin, Erma G. Herr, sister Janet (Ed) Cromwell, brother Charles (Eddilene) Graybill, sister-in-law Rita Weiler and brother-in-law Lou Weiler.

A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Lancaster on January 10, 2021, at 11:00 AM.  Memorial gifts in memory of Esta may be given to the Anchorage Breakfast Program of First United Methodist Church of Lancaster, 29 E. Walnut Street, Lancaster, PA 17602, or to a charity of your choice.

 

 

Condolence Messages

  1. My sympathy to the family. Aunt Esta will be remembered fondly for her loving ways to everyone in her circle of life. So sorry we have to walk this path of sorrow again this year but, we look forward to seeing her and others again.
    My love, Jeanne

  2. Carol Brubaker Purcell

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Esta. She was beauty , grace and such a lady. I always thought that she and Erma were so interesting and beautiful. Rip

  3. Christie Nelson Carr

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Esta’s passing but know she will now be with her dear husband and her Heavenly Father. God bless the family. Prayers.

  4. Carol Brenner Stigelman

    So very sorry to hear this news. Our condolences to her family. I remember her fondly from the Brubaker reunions. I have enjoyed being one of her friends on Facebook. She was a beautiful soul and lived her later years so full of grace. Rest in peace Esta.

  5. Dear Gregg, Karen , Dena, Kevin,
    I’m so sorry to read your mother’s obituary. What a beautiful tribute to her. She had a lovely and fascinating life and raised four wonderful children. I’m sure she is with your father now and is content. My heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you.
    Love,
    Beverly Brennan

  6. Dear Gregg, Karen , Dena, Kevin,
    I’m so sorry to read your mother’s obituary. What a beautiful tribute to her. She had a lovely and fascinating life and raised four wonderful children. I’m sure she is with your father now and is content. My heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you.
    Love,

  7. I have so many fond memories of Esta at Muncy First United Methodist Church. We attended Schools of Christian Mission together many times, sang together in the alto section of the choir, and worked on so many outreach projects through United Methodist Women. She was a joy to know and a beautiful example of how one’s faith in God brings meaning and purpose to life. Al and I both send deepest sympathies to all the family.
    Karen Barraco

  8. I was very saddened to hear that Esta had passed away. My sympathy to all. Esta was a special person in my life at FUMC ,Muncy. In my beginning years as music director, she always was very supportive of my work there. She had a lovely voice and sang in the choir for many years. She was also one of the nicest people I have ever met. I am sure she will be missed by all.

  9. Christina Wolfe-Thomas

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, Kevin, Renee and children, and to the rest of your family. I wish I could be there for her memorial service. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  10. My condolences to the Weiler family upon the loss of your mother and grandmother.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
    Aunt Jane

  11. Tom & Lisa Fincher

    We are so sorry for the loss of your mother.Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.we will always cherish your parents kindness and hospitality during trips to Muncy. Sweet memories are forever .God bless .

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