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Darothea "Dot" J. Zeiders

March 15, 1932 ~ May 10, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old


     Darothea “Dot” J. Zeiders, 91, of Denholm, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

     Born March 15, 1932, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Clara (Cree) Kennedy.

     She is survived by three sons, Colin Zeiders, Rodney Zeiders and Randy Zeiders, all of Mifflintown, one step-daughter, Deb Berry and husband, Carl, of East Waterford, two grandchildren, Christopher Berry and Cyris Zeiders, and one sister, Winnie Borhman.

     Her husband of 63 years, Karl D. Zeiders, whom she married Sept. 11, 1957, passed away on Dec. 16, 2020.

     Also preceding her in death were one grandson, Matthew Berry, five brothers, Bill Kennedy, Clarence “Son” Kennedy, Jr., Jay Kennedy, Preston “Pep” Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy and three sisters, Jacquelin “Jackie” Price, Ruth Shengost,and Betty Horning.

     Dot worked at the McAlisterville Shirt Factory and at Empire Kosher Poultry, but mainly was a homemaker.

     She enjoyed reading mystery novels, and planting and taking care of her flowers. When her husband was alive, they enjoyed going to yard sales.

     Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 15, at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Rev. Gary Krabill officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Mifflintown.

     There will be a viewing on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home.

     Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-9959.

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Public Viewing
May 15, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street
Mifflintown, Pennsylvania 17059

Funeral Service
May 15, 2023

2:00 PM
Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street
Mifflintown, Pennsylvania 17059

Committal Service
May 15, 2023

Union Cemetery

Mifflintown, PA 17059


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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