Charlotte Elizabeth Hoyer Zerfoss

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SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. — Charlotte Elizabeth Hoyer Zerfoss, of Simpsonville, S.C., passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

Born in Shamokin, June 19, 1938, she was a 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.

In 1959, she married Robert Williamson Zerfoss, of Hendersonville, N.C.

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 and Bible studies, and had 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.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 53 years, Robert, are daughters, Marsha Zerfoss Ferrell and her husband, Phil, of Simpsonville, and Judy Zerfoss Verhoeven and her husband, Eric, of Greenville, S.C.; three grandchildren, Sadie and Abby Ferrell, of Simpsonville, and Aaron Verhoeven, of Greenville; a brother, Robert Hoyer, of Winchester, Va.; and her aunts, Dorothy Noll, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Natalie Ritchey, of Martinsburg.


ZERFOSS — Charlotte Elizabeth Hoyer Zerfoss, of Simpsonville, S.C. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mauldin United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at 4 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation at IWMF Business Office, 6144 Clark Center Ave., Sarasota, FL 34238, or Cancer Center of the Carolinas, 65 International Drive, Greenville, SC 29615, or Mauldin United Methodist Church, 100 E. Butler Road, Mauldin, SC 29662. Cannon Funerals and Cremations, Fountain Inn, S.C., has charge of arrangements.
Published in The News Item on Jan. 29, 2013