2013-01-02 / Obituaries

Marietta M. Zies Hancock, 89

Marietta M. “Sissy” Zies, 89, Hancock, died Monday, December 24, 2012, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born November 26, 1923, at Ditch Run, Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jacob Walter and Annie Catherine Hiett Douglas and the widow of Harold E. “Sonnie” Zies.

She was a former employee of Weaver’s Restaurant Hancock, Md., and had worked for Jacobs Brothers and Alberta Orchard.

She was a Presbyterian by faith.

She is survived by three sons: Charles Stephen Zies and wife Deborah, of Hancock; Jack Lee Zies and wife Nancy Anne of Hagerstown; Dusty Thomas Zies and wife Charlotte Rebecca of Hancock; one brother, Ellis “Pappy” Douglas of Orbisonia; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Hayes; one daughter, Victoria; two brothers: Harold W. Douglas and Walter Luther Douglas; a granddaughter, Jill Zies; a grandson, Stephen Zies II; and a daughter-in-law, Dianne Zies.

Services were held Friday, December 28, at 11 a.m., at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. Rev. William Swope officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Cemetery, Hancock.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the charity or organization of your choice.

Online condolences at www.grovefh.com

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