Emma Mae Hackworth Zerbe, age 85, of Lima, formerly of Lafayette, OH, Tucson, AZ and Summerville, SC died 7:15 p.m., Sat. March 17, 2012 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born Dec. 9, 1926 in Ivyton, KY to Cash and Pearl Adams Hackworth. Both parents are deceased. She married Raymond S. Zerbe in 1949 and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son John Daniel ‘Danny’ Zerbe of Tucson, AZ, a sister Mertis Foust of Lima, 3 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter Paula Ann Zerbe and 3 sisters: Bureda Rodgers, Juanita Sellers and Beatrice Elsasser.
Mrs. Zerbe was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and had been a secretary for the Lima State Hospital. She was a devoted wife and mother.
Funeral service will begin 12 noon Friday March 23 at Woodlawn Baptist Church with Pastor David Stanford officiating and burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10 a. m. – 12:00 p. m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Woodlawn Baptist Church
Date: Friday, March 23, 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm