Sumter, SC …… Kathryn Ann (Wuerstle) Zacharias, 79, beloved wife of the late James Francis Zacharias, died at MUSC in Charleston on June 18, 2018.
Born January 19, 1939, in Fredonia, NY, Kathryn was the daughter of the late Catherine (McCraith) and James Wuerstle. Kathryn wore many hats in the course of her life: wife, mother, grandmother, sister, educator, entrepreneur, and devoted friend. She inspired everyone around her with her quick mind, unshakeable faith, and indomitable spirit. Above all else, Kathryn was known for her big and adventurous heart: She loved life, dreamed big, and worked hard to make those dreams come true.
Kathryn will be dearly missed by her children: Catherine Zacharias (Steve Wacksman), Anne Zacharias-Walsh (John Walsh), Rosie Zacharias Wessendorf (Jay Wessendorf), Paul Zacharias, Christopher Zacharias (Jeongmi Moon), and Stephen Zacharias (Lilian Busingye Zacharias); grandchildren Nicolette (Wessendorf) Wright (Trevin Wright), Benjamin Wessendorf, and Isaiah James Rukundo Zacharias; great-grandson Jeremy Wright Jr.; sister Beverly Vail; and brothers Thomas Wuerstle (Tomijean Wuerstle), James Wuerstle, and Donald Wuerstle; along with nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A funeral Mass will be held for Kathryn on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 1529 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Rd., Stoneville, NC 27048, will be gratefully received.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
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To the whole gang: I was so sad to hear about your loss. I have so many fond memories of time spent with you all - you were the best "adopted family" any kid could ever have!
Submitted by Lisa (Chezem) Spurlock on Jun 25 2018 04:33:52 PM
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Paul & Family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. She certainly left a huge impression on me and for that I will never ever forget her. Praying for you all in this time of need.
Love you all “always”,
Submitted by Tammie Johnson on Jun 25 2018 01:21:19 PM
Deeply sorry to hear about the death of your family member Kathryn Zacharias. Thanks for sharing her legacy of love for family as well as her enterprising and vivacious personality. I know even though death took her away, you, her family and friends are left with many fond memories to reflect as you move forward. My heartfelt prayers for your comfort and endurance during this grievous time. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.—2 Thess. 2:16, 17. https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/dead-live-again-tract/dead-live-again/
Submitted by Phyllis J. on Jun 24 2018 09:28:16 AM
She had a heart of gold. I will forever miss mrs. Kathy.
Submitted by Lakeysha Conyers on Jun 23 2018 05:24:37 PM
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sorrowful time.
Love & Prayers,
Lynn Wuerstle- O'Brocta
Submitted by Lynn O'Brocta on Jun 23 2018 01:54:48 PM
Sending hugs and love to you and your family in this time of grief. We are thinking of you.
Danny and Shiri
Submitted by Dan and shiri on Jun 23 2018 10:59:37 AM
So sorry for your loss. Newton Street memories and family reunions. Our prayers are with you all. Love from the Kinney's : Jim & Carrol . Joan . Carole , Ron & Bob.
Submitted by Jim and Carrol Kinney on Jun 22 2018 07:48:52 PM
Thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time. She was a very special lady. May she rest in peace.
Submitted by Alice Babe on Jun 22 2018 04:21:58 PM
Rosie, you and your family remain closely in my thoughts and prayers. I am glad I had the pleasure of meeting your mom at Nikki’s baby shower. I’m sure my mom has already introduced herself and I can only imagine the talks the two of them will be having! With Love, Cindy
Submitted by Cindy Walker on Jun 21 2018 06:54:51 PM
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