Beryl Hutt Weaver ’59, 82, Dexter, went home to be with the Lord Jesus on March 20, 2018 at Samaritan Keep Home, where she had been a patient since December, 2017. She was born August 5, 1935 in Dekalb Junction, the daughter to Rev. Herschel H. and Valentine Bohall Hutt. Beryl was a graduate of Watertown High School, Watertown School of Commerce and attended Roberts Wesleyan College where she met her husband to be. She married J. Virgil Weaver on June 8, 1957 in Syracuse where her father was pastor of the Syracuse Free Methodist Church. She worked as a secretary for many offices in the Watertown area, NY Air Brake, Garn’s Supply and Samaritan Keep Home. She retired in 1992 as a secretary at First Presbyterian Church, Watertown.
Beryl was a member of Life Church of the Nazarene and formerly of the First Free Methodist Church, which closed in 2002. She also served in several leadership positions and committees in the churches, including Bible Study Leader, Sunday School Teacher and Steward. She with her husband served as youth directors for 20 years at the Free Methodist Church. Beryl was a part of establishing the Christian Women’s Club in Watertown, known now as Women’s Connection. She chaired the evening division of the beginning group.
For more than 25 years she had a ministry making hand-made greeting cards for family and friends. She made more than 10,000 cards. Since 1999, she was a rubber stamping demonstrator for Stampin’ Up, regularly teaching rubber stamping classes.
Beryl enjoyed her family, friends, her church, making greeting cards, reading and knitting. She was always serving and thinking of others. She is survived by her husband, J. Virgil Weaver, her children, Martin (Maureen) Weaver, Carthage, NY; Melinda (Mike) Hagan, Newport News, VA; Timothy (Bonnie) Weaver, Helena, MT; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings Harry Hutt, Tampa, Fla; Esther Robson, Gerry, NY; Nellie Mason, Clinton, NY and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Beryl was predeceased by her sisters, Edna Prouty and Dorothy Wynn.