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Zelphia B. (Roark) Ervin

October 13, 1928 ~ September 9, 2020 (age 91)


Zelphia B. Ervin

     Springfield, OH - ZELPHIA (ZB) ERVIN, 91 of Springfield and formerly of Keyser, WV, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. 

     She was born October 13, 1928 in Clifton, NC to Willie Jane and Perry H. Roark.  Zelphia was a resident of Forest Glen Health Campus, Springfield, OH since January 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Frederick W. Ervin, and her parents.  Also preceding her were sisters, Marie Fields, Grace Boner, Susie Winiarczyk, and Shirley Ann Roark; brothers, James Roark, Robert Roark, and Charles Roark.   

     Zelphia is survived by one sister, Emma Braun of Baltimore, MD and one brother, Homer Lee Roark of Delta, PA.  Two daughters, Kathrina (Bruce) Chrisman, and Edith (Bob) Wisenberger of Springfield, and son, Fred J. (Lydia) Ervin of Washington, WV.  Grandchildren, Laura (Jason) Bowser of Columbus, IN, Bill (Misty) Chrisman, Kenny Chrisman and Betsy Feeser, Bobby (Jenny) Wisenberger all of Springfield,  Amy (Frank) Jones of Alachua, FL, Emma (Sam) Boso of Pittsburg, PA, Logan Ervin and Sarah Ervin of Washington, WV, Steve (Patti) Chrisman of Medina, Ohio, Michele (Shane) Hallinan and Kimberly Shepherd of St. Petersburg, FL.  Great-grandchildren, Asher and Gabe Bowser, Shelby, Lauren and Harper Chrisman, Aiden, Addison, and AJ Brien, Madison and Mia Jones, Michelle and Michael Emory, Anastasia, Jonathan, and Samson Wisenberger, Brooke Ekers, Brady, Blake, and Blaine Chrisman, Josh and Justin Smith, Taylor Hallinan, Meghan Taylor, and Nicole Gomez Shepherd and Joe Lebro Jr.; and seven great-great grandchildren. 

     Zelphia was a devoted wife and mother.  The times she enjoyed most were those spent with her family.  In her younger days, Zelphia enjoyed bowling and playing Bingo.  She shared these activities with her sister-in-law and good friend, “Boo“ Schadler. 

     In addition to her family, Zelphia’s love spilled over internationally. Through Hearts In Action she provided tuition and meals to children in a school deep in the Peten jungle in Guatemala.  Zelphia was a member of Springfield Church of Christ and attended First Christian Church.

     The family would like to express very special thanks to Karen Chubb, Zelphia’s friend and caregiver for 7 years and to all the staff at Forest Glen Health Campus for their compassionate care and devotion. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 1299 Pineview Drive, Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26505 or First Christian Church’s missions programs, 3638 Middle Urbana Road, Springfield, OH 45502.

     The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 1:00pm with Reverend Steven H. Chrisman officiating. Interment held in Potomac Memorial Gardens.

     Due to the current health concerns, all guests are required to wear face masks and exercise social distancing at all time.

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September 15, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Markwood Funeral Home
111 S. Mineral Street
Keyser, WV 26726

Funeral Service
September 15, 2020

1:00 PM
Markwood Funeral Home
111 S. Mineral Street
Keyser, WV 26726

Interment following service
September 15, 2020

Potomac Memorial Gardens
597 Cemetery Road
Keyser, WV 26726

Please note
All guests are required to wear face masks and exercise social distancing at all time.


Alzheimer's Association
1299 Pineview Drive, Suite 3, Morgantown, Morgantown WV 26505

First Christian Church C/O Missions Programs
3638 Middle Urbana Road, Springfield OH 45502

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