SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. - Charlotte Elizabeth Hoyer Zerfoss, of Simpsonville, S.C., passed away on Jan. 26, 2013.
Charlotte Zerfoss was born on June 19, 1938, in Shamokin, Pa., the daughter of Robert Bevan Hoyer and Mary Reed Hoyer. Her family moved to North Carolina in 1951, and she graduated from Hendersonville High School in 1957.
She married Robert Williamson Zerfoss of Hendersonville in 1959.
Mrs. Zerfoss was a teacher's aide for 29 years. Her patience, talent and love were appreciated by students and teachers alike.
Since 1968, Charlotte was an active member at Mauldin United Methodist Church. She was involved with teaching Sunday school, sports, Bible studies and served on numerous committees. One of her favorite church events was attending her Martha Circle. As a member of the Martha Circle, Charlotte formed lifelong friends whom she loved like sisters.
She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed all types of handiworks. She absolutely loved gardening. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. Everybody who knew Charlotte witnessed her joyous spirit and smile.
Charlotte is survived by her husband of 53 years; daughters, Marsha Zerfoss Ferrell (Phil), of Simpsonville, S.C. and Judy Zerfoss Verhoeven (Eric), of Greenville, S.C.; three grandchildren, Sadie Ferrell and Abby Ferrell, of Simpsonville and Aaron Verhoeven, of Greenville. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Hoyer, of Winchester, Va., and her aunts, Dorothy Noll, of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Natalie Ritchey, of Martinsburg, Pa.
A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Mauldin United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at 4 p.m. in the sonroom of the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation at IWMF Business Office 6144 Clark Center Ave., Sarasota, Fla. 34238 or Cancer Center of the Carolinas at 65 International Drive, Greenville, S.C. 29615 or Mauldin United Methodist Church at 100 East Butler Road, Mauldin, S.C. 29662.