It is with a heavy heart that we share in the Passing of Michael (Mike) Weathers.  Mike has been a friend, mentor, and stranger to no one for many years.  His testimony, message, and witness will certainly be missed; though we know his Spirit will live on long within us.

John 14
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus the Way to the Father

14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe[a] in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?[b] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.”[c] Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know[d] my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

Mike, being a man of faith certainly knew his Lord and Savior.  He knew that he was going home.  Mike shared the good news with others, he shared his love with others, and although he’ll leave a big place in each of our hearts; we know that Mike went home where a place had been prepared for him.

from Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

Obituary for Michael Weathers
1938 – 2017

Michael Douglas Weathers 78, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family after succumbing to an abdominal/liver tumor.
He was born October 2, 1938 in Marengo, Indiana to Arthur Darrell Weathers and Wilma Irene (Hawkins) Weathers. He married Barbara June (Litton) Weathers on September 7, 1963 in Louisville, Kentucky, she survives. The couple had resided in Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL., Des Moines, IA., Milwaukee, WI., Lexington, KY., Farmington, MI., Hollow Creek, KY., Blue Springs, MO., and lastly Franklin, IN. He attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. with four years in Metallurgical Engineering along with two years in Personnel Management at the University Of Louisville. He had worked in personal management for over forty years having worked for the University of Louisville, Hartford Insurance, City of Lexington, KY., and retired from the State of Missouri human resources department in 2003.
He was a member of Community of Christ Church in Indianapolis. Michael was a man of many talents and had a variety of jobs in his life. He served in active duty in the U.S. Army Special Troops and the U.S. Army Soldiers Chorus. He also served in educational programs for the Kansas City Metropolitan College in Independence, MO. He was a talented singer and sang the Hallelujah Chorus at Carnegie Hall with a choir. Surviving is his wife Barbara June (Litton) Weathers of Franklin, a son Douglas Warren Weathers and daughter-in- law Lynn Weathers of Greenwood, the proud “Grandpa” of his two grandchildren Destiny and Kadin of Greenwood, a brother Patrick Warren Weathers of Depauw, IN.,
Reverends Richard Renfrow and Val Brennan will conduct a service celebrating the life of Michael Douglas Weathers on Saturday at 1PM at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin where the family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:30AM till service time. A reception will immediately follow at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Glenn Wood Hill Campground and Retreat Center 10747 Tide Road Derby, IN. 47525. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Information 317-738-0202.


Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Visitation:11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Memorial Service: 1 p.m.

Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

300 S. Morton Street (U.S. 31)
Franklin, IN  46131


Lord, Once again You are an Awesome God.  You never fail us.  You leave us sad when one of our loved ones comes to You, but You never fail us.  We are so thankful Mike is singing his was through Your Heavenly home. We can all picture him with that wonderful smile and his heavenly voice.  Thank You for blessing us with his presence for all these years.  We ask You to bless his wife and family with Your Peace and Comfort.  They know Mike is with You, but they are feeling a great loss and need You close.  In the name of the One we serve. Amen

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Cindy Rugg
Mission Center President Kentucky-Indiana Mission CenterMission Center

Cindy Rugg is the Mission Center President for the Kentucky Indiana Mission Center.

The Mission Center has thirteen different congregations and one campground.  Cindy  has formerly served as the Pastor of the Indianapolis congregation.  Prior to this, she spent a good portion of her professional career as a Banker.

Cindy serves in the Priesthood capacity of a High Priest.  The High Priests represent Christ primarily as ministers especially through the proclamation and promotion of of ministry through the congregation, mission center, and communities.  They lead the sacramental ministries, promote community, promote justice and peace; all while creating nurturing partnerships.

Heavenly Parent – With many emotions, we come before you at this moment.  We are sad because Mike is no longer physically here with us.  We mourn the loss of a man who has been a devoted husband, father, grandfather, minister and friend.  We are thankful for the life of Mike, for his love, for his friendship and for the ministry that he offered to all he encountered.  We are thankful that he is now free of pain and struggle.  We are confident that he is at home with You.  We know without a doubt he’ll be looking for ways to continue to serve, because that is the Mike we know and love.  In the days, weeks and months ahead, we ask a special blessing of comfort for Barb, for Doug and all of Mike’s family and friends.  Surround them with Your Holy Spirit that they may know a peace that surpasses all understanding.  May they be strengthened by the knowledge of Your love for Mike and for them.  As we grieve together, may we each follow Mike’s example as a minister and servant for You and give witness of Your grace and goodness.  We offer this prayer in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ.  Amen.
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Valerie Brennan
Pastor Community of Christ • Indianapolis

Val is the Lead pastor at Community of Christ Indianapolis.  She holds the priesthood office of High Priest. When she isn’t here, she is a principal at Somerset and provides wealth management services.

The High Priests represent Christ primarily as ministers especially through the proclamation and promotion of of ministry through the congregation, mission center, and communities.  They lead the sacramental ministries, promote community, promote justice and peace; all while creating nurturing partnerships.