Doris Zahm, 88, Hess Egg worker, active in church

By on October 20, 2011

Doris K. Zahm, 88, of Denver, formerly a resident of Stevens for 28 years, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Freeland, Doris was the daughter of D. Gordon and Mable Haiges-Weaver. She was the widow of the late Harold E. (Buddy) Zahm, who died in June of 1985.

Doris was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Denver, where she served on the Church and Ministry Committee for several years. She also volunteered for the Meals on Wheels, which operates out of St. John’s United Church of Christ. In earlier years she was employed by the S.S. Kresge Co. of Newark, N.J. She also worked at the Lancaster Shopping Center and the former Earl Hess Egg Plant in Ephrata for several years.

Doris was an avid fan of NASCAR and enjoyed working on word puzzles.

She is survived by one son: Charles E. Zahm, of Warfordsburg; two daughters: Sharan, wife of Donald VanBruggen, of Hickory Corners, Mich.; and Ruth Anne, wife of Robert Witmer, with whom Doris resided in Denver. Also surviving are Doris’ brother: Harrison, husband of Spomenka Weaver, of Columbia, S.C.; eight grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 15 step great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; and five step great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Doris was preceded in death by three brothers: Gordon Jr.; Robert and William; and her daughter-in-law: Sharon Zahm.

Doris was loved by everyone and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held Oct. 18 at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, with the Rev. David Brumbaugh officiating. Interment was held in Memory Gardens, East Cocalico Township.

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