November 29, 1939 - March 21, 2014
Loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Ardith Lee Weightman, 74, of Belle Vernon, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at home with her loving family by her side. A strong woman of great faith, when the doctors gave Ardith six months to live, she dismissed their predictions – remembering whose decision it really was – God’s. She was determined to live each moment to its fullest potential, and God rewarded us all with a year-and-a-half. Ardith lived a happy, faith-filled life, moving from Scottdale to Belle Vernon after marrying her beloved husband, William Weightman Sr. in 1957, who preceded her in death in 1986. After her husband’s passing, she enrolled in Douglas School of Business, where she proudly earned her degree in 1988. Ardith and William had seven children together, Rhonda (1959), Christine (1959), Shawn (1963 to 2009), Roxanne Smalley and husband, Randy, Tracy Baker, Heidi Donnelly and William Jr. and wife, Heather. She is survived by nine grandchildren, Christopher Ceccarelli, Jennifer Popelas, Warren Gibson, Brian Baker, Amber Brassart, Alicia (her special little Goosie) and Pebbles Donnelly, and Raelyn and Brenton Weightman. She was also the proud great-grandmother of nine. In addition to her husband, infant daughters, and son, Ardith was predeceased by her parents, Blanche and Robert Keslar; brother, Rodney “Butch” Keslar; and sister, Donna Greenawalt. Also surviving are two sisters, Gay Hixson and Gwen Klepsky; and one brother, Larry Keslar. Ardith was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Belle Vernon, where she served as a Bible school teacher and deacon and regularly attended Bible study. She often credited her ability to put up such a courageous battle with the prayers given by the church and her wonderful minister, Rev. Sue Currie, who faithfully visited every day. Her greatest joy was her family to whom she unselfishly gave her love and time. She asked for nothing in return. She was a role model, a friend, and one serious mamma if you broke a rule! Her passion and dedication touched her family’s lives; she will be greatly missed. Her family thanks all who kept her in their prayers and showed their love and concern in so many ways. As a deacon and church member, Ardith was tireless in her outreach to others – believing in the power of a timely sent Hallmark card. To honor her service to others, please consider donating to the First Presbyterian Church of Belle Vernon – Deacons Fund @501 Fayette Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Sunday in theFerguson Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 700 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon. 724-929-5300 www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com Funeral services will be in the First Presbyterian Church at 11:30 A.M. Monday with Rev. Suzanne Currie officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery. The officers and members of the First Presbyterian Church will meet in the funeral home Sunday at 7:30 P.M. to hold services.
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