Cumberland Times-News


July 26, 2013

ZELDA M. SHEARER [Cumberland]

CUMBERLAND — Zelda M. Shearer, 98, of Cumberland, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at the Lions Center.

Zelda was born on Jan. 13, 1915, in Midland, to the late Clarence and Effie (Albright) Sires. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Francis Shearer; one grandson, Larry deVenecia; a daughter-in-law, Judy Shearer; one brother Lynn Sires and one sister, Delores Fatkin.

Zelda was a homemaker and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was a graduate of Central High School, Lonaconing. A wonderful baker, Zelda was known for her delicious apple pies. She was an avid flower gardener.

Surviving are four daughters, Susan Foor and husband Darrell, of Belle Vernon, Pa., Eleanor deVenecia, of Columbia, Bobbi Nicodemus, of Arlington, Va. and Fay Sansom and husband Dewey, of Medina, Ohio; one son, Charles Shearer, of Wisconsin; one sister, Elva McKenzie, of Dover, Ohio; one brother, Therman Sires and wife Louise, of Baltimore; eleven grandchildren, Brooke Foor Maderia and husband Mark, of Pennsylvania, Tina (Sansom) Sejka and husband Michael, of Ohio, Steve Sansom, of Florida, Brenda (deVenecia) Cawley and husband Walter, of Maryland, Ron deVenecia, of Massachusetts, Sharie Plaza and husband Rich, Chuckie Shearer, Kim Krug, Shelly Shearer, Laura Lundeluis and husband Scott, all of Illinois and Todd Foor, of Mesa, Ariz.; twenty-two great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and num-erous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, PA, McMullen Hwy,. Cresaptown ( on Monday, July 29, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Services will follow with Delford Douglas officiating.

Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to thank the staff at Lions Center especially the nurses and aids who lovingly cared for their mother. They made her life a comfortable and happy one in her last years.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Country Club Road, Cumberland.

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