Zella P. Weaver, 87

JULY 27, 1925-JULY 25, 2013

July 27, 2013
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Zella Pearl (Heasty) Weaver, 87, of Hagerstown, Md., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born July 27, 1925, in Lake Township, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Robert Francis and Vivian Pearl (Bostwick) Heasty.

Zella was a 1943 graduate of Elkton High School in Elkton, Mich. She graduated in 1946 from Hurley Hospital School of Nursing in Flint, Mich.

She worked as a charge nurse at Washington County Hospital for 15 years before going to Ravenwood Lutheran Village in 1980.

She was a member of the U.S. World War II Cadet Nursing Corps from 1942 to 1948; a member of First Church of the Nazarene; a member of Morris Frock American Legion Auxiliary Post 42; a previous member of First Baptist Church; and a volunteer at Prison Ministries Outreach of Mount Hope Inc. of Hagerstown.

She enjoyed visiting nursing homes to pray with residents and talking to everyone. She kept journals with daily thoughts and devotions to the Lord.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Woodrow "W.W." Weaver Sr.; and a son, William Woodrow "Billy" Weaver Jr.

She is survived by three children, Gary Joseph Weaver and his wife, Pamela, of Clear Spring, Md., Steven William Weaver and his wife, Linda, of Clear Spring, and Kathryn Ann Weaver-Myers of Hagerstown; five grandchildren, Kristi Bachtell of Hagerstown, Bryan Weaver of Clear Spring, Jennifer McNew of Chambersburg, Pa., and Kimberly and Jessica; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Patricia Ward of Kissimmee, Fla., Roberta Stahl of Caseville, Mich., Georgina Kreh of Kindie, Mich., and Maude Heck of Pigeon, Mich.; and a very dear friend, Linda Collins of Shepherdstown, W.Va.

A graveside service will be Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Eric Folk officiating. Interment will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, 401 N. High St., Martinsburg, WV 25404.

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