Pennsylvania's Kenneth Weaver dies
December 17, 2010
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Kenneth Weaver, who bred the Pennsylvania notables KT Troublein Dixie and this year's 2 year old KT Tag I'm It, died Thursday at Armstrong County Hospital. Weaver, of Home, Pa., was 71.
Weaver bred many Pennsylvania trotters and used the initials "KT" in most of their names. KT Troublein Dixie was a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes winner at age two and took a mark of 1:59.2f as a 3 year old. She won 47 of 160 starts and earned $171,198 before becoming a broodmare for Weaver. KT Tag I'm It 2, Q2:01f, who has eight wins in 2010, is her 2 year old.
Weaver received a bachelor of science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master's degree from Duquesne University, and was a graduate of the Oklahoma Farriers College. He was a member of the U.S. Trotting Association; Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen; the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association; the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association; the Armstrong County Mounted Posse; and co-founder and lifetime member of the Foothills Horse and Pony Association. He was a former member of the PA Contest Riders Association and the PA Flying Farmers Association.
Weaver was employed as a school teacher for Armstrong County schools for 25 years before retirement.
He is survived by his mother, Maxine Weaver; his companion Katricia Adams; one daughter, Robin; one son, Brian and wife Heidi; two grandchildren, Augusta and Rhys; two step-grandchildren, Hannah Farester and Rory Farester-Hohl; one brother, Paul and wife Carol; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Saturday from 2-5 pm and on Sunday from 2-5 pm at the Old Mahoning Baptist Church, 5225 Mahoning Rd., Home, PA 15747. A funeral service will be held at the church on Monday at 2 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Van Cornish Scholarship Fund, c/o the Dayton Fair, PO Box 271, Dayton, PA 16222.