Charlotte Elizabeth Hoyer Zerfoss(1938 - 2013)

Charlotte Ellizabeth Hoyer Zerfoss


Charlotte Elizabeth Hoyer Zerfoss, of Simpsonville, South Carolina passed away on January 26, 2013.

Charlotte Zerfoss was born on June 19, 1938 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, 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 (NC) 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, SC and Judy Zerfoss Verhoeven (Eric) of Greenville, SC; 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, Virginia; and her aunts Dorothy Noll of Port Charlotte, Florida and Natalie Ritchey of Martinsburg, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation at IWMF Business Office 6144 Clark Center Ave. Sarasota, FL 34238 or Cancer Center of the Carolinas at 65 International Drive, Greenville, SC 29615 or Mauldin United Methodist Church at 100 East Butler Road, Mauldin, SC 29662.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at Mauldin United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at 4:00 p.m. in the sonroom of the church.

Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 29, 2013