Meadville Tribune

June 17, 2013

Virginia M. Weller


STATE COLLEGE — Virginia M. Weller, 91, of State College, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

She was born Virginia Mae Michael on Oct. 4, 1921, in Harrisburg, a daughter of the late Samuel and Grace Michael.

Her younger sister, Esther (Peg) Keller, proceeded her in death.

Virginia graduated from business college and worked in the main office at the Crawford Department Store in Meadville.

Virginia married John Wayne Titsler on Feb. 10, 1946. He proceeded her in death on Sept. 21, 1965. They had one child, Cynthia.

She later married Robert C. Weller of Catawissa, who proceeded her in death on April 4, 1973.

Surviving are her daughter, Cindy, of State College; and her constant furry companion, her beloved pet, Samoyed.

During her life, Virginia resided in Polk, Bridgewater, Va., Catawissa and for the last 16 years in State College, where she lived with her daughter.

She will be buried next to Wayne Titsler in Meadville, where they lived for more than 20 years until the time of his death.

The burial will be private.

Virginia was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of State College and her faith was one of the defining characteristics of how she lived.

Virginia lived her life with grace and dignity, believing always in demonstrating kindness and compassion to others. She taught courage, honesty and integrity by example. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and was an avid reader. She valued her close friendships and spending time with her family.

In lieu of cards or flowers, please consider donations to either the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 1221 W. Whitehall Road, State College, Pa. 16801; or to one of Virginia's favorite charities (the North Shore Animal League,, or the American Cancer Society,

While the sun may shine less brightly for those of us left behind, God’s night sky has one more star in the heavens shining down upon us.

She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College.

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