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Elizabeth Verdier Zellers, 99

May 06, 2020

Elizabeth V. Zellers, 99, of Lancaster, PA, passed away peacefully at ManorCare Health Services on May 6, 2020. She was born November 3, 1920 in Lancaster, PA. Elizabeth was the daughter of the late William E. and Edna (Bausman) Verdier.

Elizabeth graduated from the Shippen School for Girls which is now Lancaster Country Day School. She then graduated from Bradford Junior College in Massachusetts. After college she joined the United States Navy and became an Officer after World War II.

She was preceded by her husband, The Rev. Emlen H. Zellers, and her son, David B. Zellers.

Elizabeth retired from the Credit Department at Watt & Shand after 16 years. She enjoyed reading, volunteering, photography, politics, writing poetry and composing musical compositions in addition to playing the piano and sketching. She was a long-time member of Highland Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Julianne Z. Keets, husband John of Plymouth, MN, Margaret E. Simonetti, special partner David Blaauboer, of Lakeland, FL and Lancaster, PA, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, a brother, William E. Verdier, of Fairfield, CT, a sister Marguerite Wettstein, of Greensboro, NC, as well as nieces and nephews.

An Interment will take place at Conestoga Memorial Park. There will be a private memorial held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601.

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May 12, 2020

An always loving grandmother who was  kind, gentle, and thoughtful. She accomplished a lot living in an era that was difficult for women to be independent –    From being a college graduate, becoming an officer in the navy, to a successful career – she will always be an inspiration to Giada, Vivian, and Marisa – your great grand daughters. Thank you for all the memories. Rest In Peace with the lord 
Brian

May 12, 2020

Dear Mom Z,
There are many chapters in your life that you looked back on with a deep sense of pride. I would suspect 3 of your proudest chapters were raising 3 living children. For myself and our 2 sons and grandchildren, thank you for sharing with us your daughter Julie. Like, and because of you, she is a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. You are special lady Mom Z, you will be missed.  Your son-in-law,
John

May 12, 2020

Dear Margie, so sad to read about your Mother’s passing. Hard to believe she was the amazing age of 99. No matter how old a parent is or how old you are the loss is always full of heartache that never seems to go away. 
Cannot believe you have been so close to us when you made visits to your mom. We moved back to our old neighborhood about 11 years ago. About2 blocks behind Manor Care. So wish we could have been in touch. Of course now it is impossible. 
Keep in touch either email or call.  717-808-1685.  I would love to have conversation.  And if you have a service for your dear mom I would love to attend.  I remember her so well.
Fondly Kathy Loew Dickson

May 12, 2020

Our condolences to cousins Julie and Margie and appreciation for the life and rememberances of Aunt Elizabeth, a strong, gracious and good person, full of good humor! We always enjoyed our visits to spend time with Mom’s family in Lancaster and are most grateful that Aunt Elizabeth looked after her young sister, including to help introduce Marguerite Verdier to the Rev. Arnold Wettstein in Cooperstown and become our parents. We are comforted that Aunt Elizabeth lead such a full, deeply loved life and was cared for in her times of need.
Fritz Wettstein

May 11, 2020

Dearest Mother,
I am so grateful we had you with us for so many years. I will deeply miss you, especially your kindness, your smile, your humor, and your special gift of always caring for others. You will forever hold a special place in my heart. I Love You.
Lovingly,Your Daughter 
Julie 

May 11, 2020

sending sincere wishes to Mrs.
Zellers daughter, Julie, a long ago
very dear friend in Lancaster.
Amazing to have had your Mother 
for so long. I remember many good times
eith you, Julie, at your Grandmothers 
lovely old home.
Condolances and know that I’ve always 
thought of you with very fond memories.
Nancy Chadwick

May 10, 2020

My Dear Mother,
Today is Mother’s Day and I miss you more than ever. The memories I have of you will always have a special part in my heart.
Having always been so kind, patient, giving and wonderful to others made you such a special woman. 
You are loved by so many people and we are all so grateful to have had you in our lives.
Your loving daughter,
Margie
I love you, mother. I will miss you deeply.

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