Anna Good, 98, Shupp’s Grove, Zerbe Sisters owner, dies

By on May 9, 2012


A group of Josh Montpetit's family members are pictured at the registration table prior to last year's 'Miles in Memory of Josh' bike ride event at the Mt. Gretna bike trail.A group of Josh Montpetit's family members are pictured at the registration table prior to last year's 'Miles in Memory of Josh' bike ride event at the Mt. Gretna bike trail.

Anna R. Zerbe Good, 98, of Narvon, died May 4, 2012, at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center.

Born in Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Theodore F. and Mary Ann (Wise) Zerbe. Her husband, Omar B. "Curly" Good, died May 22, 1978.

Co-founder, former owner and dietary supervisor of Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center & Woodland Heights Retirement Community, Narvon, she and her husband and sisters started Good’s Convalescent Home in 1958, and renamed it after moving it to the former Dr. Walter Rigg’s estate. They also owned and operated Triple Z Hosiery Mill, Bowmansville, Shupp’s Grove (an early entertainment center), and had food concessions at Reading, New Holland, Ephrata and Allentown Fairs. She was a graduate of Hoyt’s School of Nursing, Lancaster, Willow Street Vo-Tech Nursing Program and received her associate of science degree in 1981 from Elizabethtown College. In the 40’s and 50’s, Ann, her husband, sisters and niece, entertained as "Zerbe Sisters, Curley and Little Nancy Ann" where she sang and played mandolin. They performed at fairs, on area radio programs and were featured on NBC’s Today and The Arlene Frances Show. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (UCC), Bowmansville, and attended Salem UCC, Oley.

Surviving is her niece: Nancy A. (Kring) Caffrey-Schafer, wife of Nicholas G. Schafer, of New Holland; a nephew: Jairus E. Zerbe, of Portersville; several grand, great-grand-nieces and nephews and a great-great-grandniece. Ann was also predeceased by four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held on May 9 from St. Paul’s UCC, Bowmansville, with the Rev. Christian B. Creyer and the Rev. Robert A. Whitmyer officiating. Burial followed in Bowmansville Union Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome and contributions may be sent to Employee Sunshine Fund (benefits employee hardships), Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, 2499 Zerbe Road, Narvon, PA 17555.

For more information, visit goodfuneral.com.

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