Zona Marie Berkshire, 85, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Berkshire was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Davidsville, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Jacob Earl and Barbara Yoder Thomas.
She was a homemaker known for her baking and sewing abilities, a volunteer for Gift and Thrift and attended the Bible Study Fellowship. She was a member of Weavers Mennonite Church.
On June 17, 1950, she married Glen W. Berkshire, who survives.
Also surviving are three children, W. Allen Berkshire and wife, Diana, of Harrisonburg, Glenda Strong and husband, David, of Lancaster, Pa., and Denise Sauder and her husband, the late John Sauder; a sister, Twila Hill of Florida; 10 grandchildren, Allison Chupp, Abigail Price, Audrey Jackson, Anna Berkshire, Erica Mancuso, Jessica Bloxom, Sabrina Strong, Dana Sauder, Ashley Miller and Derek Sauder, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Berkshire was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester Thomas and Delmar Thomas, and a sister, Beulah Sakon.
The Rev. Phil Kanagy will conduct a funeral service Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Weavers Mennonite Church. Burial will be held at Weavers Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at McMullen Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500.