BELLEVILLE - Evalena B. Zook, 87, of Valley View Haven in Belleville, died at 6:12 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Haven.
Born on May 9, 1926, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Henry M. Zook and Annie K. (Peachey) Zook. On Nov. 10, 1946, she married her husband Joseph A. Zook, who preceded her in death on June 6, 2010.
Evalena is survived by: her children, Julia A. VanScoik, of Harrisburg, Sharon K. Mateer and companion, James I. Treaster, of Reedsville, Josephine M. Morgan and husband, James, of Lewistown, Sandra R. Grube and husband, Richard, of Reamstown, and Edward J. Zook and wife, Sonya, of Mountville; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.
She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by: two brothers, John H. Zook and Urie H. Zook; and two sisters, Lydia M. Yoder and Lizzie M. Yoder.
Evalena was primarily a homemaker and was employed as a cashier at Taylor's IGA in Belleville for over 22 years.
She was a member of the West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, served as a Deacon of the church, sang in the choir for a number of years and was also a member of the Women's Association at the church.
She enjoyed quilting, reading her Bible, playing cards with friends and traveling with her husband to visit family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, at the West Kish Presbyterian Church with Pastors Gerald Peachey and Helen Kester officiating. Burial will take place at Machpelah Cemetery.
Her family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville, and from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Monday at the church.
Should friends desire, memorials in her name may be made to West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, PO Box 98, Belleville, PA 17004, or to Valley View Haven, 4702 East Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.
Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home Inc., 3813 W. Main St., Belleville PA 17004.
Evalena's family appreciated that the staff at Valley View Haven were more than caretakers, they became her extended family and the wish to thank them for the care they gave to Evalena while there.