Beverly J. Zona

Beverly J. Zona, 78, of East Wallace Avenue, New Castle, passed away at 5:52 am on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in her residence.

Beverly was born in New Castle on September 8, 1933 to the late Howard Forbes and the late Mary Henry Forbes.

She married Ralph A. Zona, who preceded her in death on August 25, 1991.

Beverly had served as the Director of the Lawrence County Historical Society and had worked in Genealogy and History for the New Castle Public Library.

She was also a member of a local writing group and had authored the book: "All The Summers Were Golden - A History of Cascade Park". Beverly helped produce "Oral Histories" for the Lawrence Co. Historical Society and assisted in the production of the DVDs.

She loved history, genealogy, jazz music, and volunteering at the Historical Society.

She is survived by a daughter; Christine Zona of New York City; two sons: Patrick H. Zona of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Joshua Zona of Alexandria, Louisiana; 6 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Baldwin.

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 pm on Sunday, June 24th 2012 at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 North Jefferson St., New Castle.

Services will follow at 3 pm in the Turner-Myers Funeral Home and will be conducted by Rev. Adam Rodgers of the Stoneboro Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions may be mailed to the Epilepsy Foundation Western-Central Pennsylvania, Cardello Building,1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 3002, Pittsburgh, PA. 15233 or online at www.efwp.org/give/donate.shtml

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