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Dawn Weibel

May 4, 1935 ~ February 24, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Dawn Weibel Obituary

Dawn M. Weibel, 87, of East Brady died Friday, February 24, 2023 at the Chicora Medical Center.

Born May 4, 1935 in East Brady, she was the daughter of Joseph W. and Helen L. (Brogan) Painter.

On May 31, 1957, Dawn married John A. Weibel, he preceded her in death on October 19, 2013.

Dawn was a 1953 graduate of East Brady High School and continued her education at Slippery Rock University and Clarion State College earning her master’s degree.  She was employed by Armstrong School District for over 30 years as a reading specialist for 7th and 8th grade.  In 1992, Dawn was awarded the teacher of the year designation. 

A member of the East Brady United Methodist Church, for many years Dawn taught Sunday School, coordinated church dinners and was a trustee.

She was the chair of the East Brady Food Pantry and a member of the East Brady Area Development Corporation where she was instrumental in building the community playground and tennis courts.  Dawn used her gardening skills as a member of the beautification committee, always preparing planters for the summer season in the community.

For her lifelong dedication and concern for civics, she was awarded the East Brady Citizen of the Year award in 2004.

Dawn could often be found gardening-growing both flowers and vegetables, sewing, quilting or searching for antiques, and spent countless hours researching genealogy.  She will be remembered for her generous and loving nature.

Surviving are four daughters, Kim Murphy and husband Kerry of Fredonia, NY, Kelly Ardoin and husband Brett of Pittsboro, NC, Kristin Kinkela and husband Mark of East Brady, and her daughter by choice, Hope Ford and husband Steve of East Brady, PA.  Three sons, Kevin Weibel and wife Stephanie of St. George, UT, Kerry Weibel and wife Sue of Chicora, PA, and Michael Weibel and wife Sheila of Leesburg, VA. 

Thirteen grandchildren; Ashley (Justin) Amos, Justin Weibel, Bonnie Weibel, Kerrin (Christopher) Messina, Kelsey (Jordan) Mancini, John Murphy, Hayden Weibel, Cooper Shepard, Lydia Weibel, William Michael Weibel, Julianne Weibel, Aaron (Ashley) Kinkela and Alex (Jordan) Kinkela in addition to five great grandchildren.

She is also survived by one sister, Lucy Painter of Butler, one brother William (Jeanne) Painter of East Brady, four sister in laws, Kay Weibel of East Brady, Janet Wright of East Brady, Mary Weibel of Lancaster, Pat Reimer of Lower Burrell and many nieces and nephews.

Dawn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; John, one daughter; Karin, one grandson; Christopher Ardoin and one sister; Joanne Andreassi.

Friends of Dawn M. Weibel will be received from 10:00-11:00 AM Friday, March 3, 2023 at the East Brady United Methodist Church with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM.  Rev. Chuck Hildbold and Rev. Rick Russell will co-officiate.

Burial will follow in St. Eusebius Cemetery.

The Weibel family suggests memorials be made in Dawn’s name to the East Brady Food Pantry 207 Fifth Street, East Brady, PA 16028 or the East Brady United Methodist Church, 416 Kellys Way, East Brady, PA 16028.

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March 3, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
East Brady United Methodist Church
418 Kellys Way
East Brady, PA 16028

Funeral Service
March 3, 2023

11:00 AM
East Brady United Methodist Church
418 Kellys Way
East Brady, PA 16028


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