Mary S. Zerbe, 70

Mary S. (Zell) Zerbe, 70, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Hospice & Community Care, Essa Flory.

Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Melvin K. and Angela (Kerschner) Zell.

Mary was a woman who loved life and her family, especially her great-grandson.  She enjoyed going to restaurants and eating out.

She was a member of Akron Church of the Brethren.

Mary is survived by four daughters:  Carolyn Rhoades, fiancé of Dennis Metcalf of Lancaster; Andrea Mathis and her husband Robert of Clay; Kathleen Martin and her husband Keith of Reinholds; and Karen Beiler and her husband David of New Holland; one son, John Zerbe of Clay; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers:  Guy and Ken Zell; and two sisters:  Marti Zimmerman and Helen Keith.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Newton Zell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Akron Church of the Brethren, 613 Main St., Akron, PA with Pastor Tom Weber officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Akron. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA  17604. To place a condolence online, please visit Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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So sorry to see that your mother has passed away.  I will keep all of you in my prayers. I did not realize she was not well.
Rita Ressler

So sorry to hear of your loss.  It is not easy at times like these but God is there to help us through if we allow Him to do so.  I pray that you all have the hope in Jesus that you will be reunited one day in the Glory of Heaven.  May God be with you all!

Andy Dornes

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