The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

July 10, 2013

Virginia Z. Zellers, 93, Thompsontown

The Daily Item

— THOMPSONTOWN — Virginia Z. Zellers, 93, of Thompsontown, died at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

She was born May 12, 1920, in Liverpool, Perry County, a daughter of the late Charles and Laura B. (Bey) Zaring. On Dec. 16, 1950, she married her husband, Leonard R. Zellers, with whom she shared more than 62 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on June 23.

Virginia was a 1937 graduate of Liverpool High School.

In earlier years, she was employed as a telephone operator in Liverpool, and she later assisted her husband in operating Zellers’ Gulf Station, Newport.

She was a member of Liverpool United Methodist Church and a former member of the Liverpool Civic Club.

Virginia enjoyed traveling to the shore and wintering in Florida with her husband.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine Z. and Ed Amey, of Thompsontown, and Rebecca and David Spencer, of New Columbia; three grandsons, David B. Spencer, Anthony E. Spencer and Matthew R. Spencer; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Brown Funeral Home Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville, followed by the funeral at 2 with the Rev. Paul Kauffman officiating. Interment will be in St. John (Barner’s) Cemetery, Liverpool.

Contributions in Virginia’s memory may be made to Liverpool United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 207, Liverpool, PA 17045, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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