In Memoriam: Susan Weliver


Throughout all of her endeavors, community member Susan Weliver lived her life unapologetically and successfully made the most of all of her opportunities.

On February 28, 2021, Weliver passed comfortably after battling pancreatic cancer in her home surrounded by family. 

Despite being diagnosed with this illness during summer of 2020, Weliver outlived her doctor’s expectations as she wasn’t willing to give up the fight. Every Sunday, Weliver celebrated her life and her family by having cookouts and making the most of her days with her loved ones.

Despite her tragic passing, her memory will live on within the lives of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and husband.

Weliver married Harry Leroy Weliver on March 3, 1962 and had four children: Laura Wood, Kristine Smith, Angela Creighton, and Greg Weliver. Weliver was also gifted with eight grandchildren: Alex Wood, Eli Wood, Charlie Creighton, Rhiley McIntire, Jenalee Weliver, Matthew Weliver, Connor Smith, and Macy Smith. Weliver also lived to meet  her five great grandchildren: Lilah Wolfe, Gracelyn Wolfe, Scarlett Wolfe, Teagan Weliver, and Taytum Weliver.

Weliver devoted most of her life to driving buses for the LaPorte Community School Corporation and spending time with her grandchildren. She was also involved in a Bunco club and looked forward to it every week.

To the community, she was primarily known as “Mema.” Her family gave her this nickname instead of grandma which quickly became fitting since she was not just a grandmother but a beacon of hope for her family and those around her.

Although she has passed, the community will never forget all that she did and the mark she made in her hometown of LaPorte.

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