Zella Beryl Caldwell


Zella Beryl Caldwell, 79, of Beallsville died Friday, November 6, 2009 at her home after a lengthy illness from cancer and the side effects of radiation. She was born May 25, 1930 near Beallsville, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Freda Howell Crum.

Zella was a loving wife and mother and a member of the Beallsville Church of Christ where she served as a Sunday School teacher. She worked for many years as an LPN and was the manager of the former Swiss Hills Nursing Home in Beallsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. "Bob" Caldwell; two sisters, Velma Hickman and Hazel Jenewein; and two brothers, Chalmer and Bernard Crum; a son-in-law, Randy Ray; also brothers-in-law, Ray Hickman, Melvin Jenewein, and Charles Barkheimer; and sisters-in-law, Zella Crum, Stella Crum, and Nancy Crum.

Surviving are seven children, Terry (Emma) Caldwell, Janice Ray, David (Karon) Caldwell, Tim (Joyce) Caldwell, Debbie (Tim) Arnold, all of Beallsville, and Rick Caldwell and Robert Anthony "Tony" Caldwell, both of Hebron; 17 grandchildren, Michael, Christian, Troy, Trent, Sara, Misty, Tara, Traci, Alisha, Ryan, Courtney, Christopher, Larissa, Brett, Latara, Bryant, and Brandy; 14 great-grandchildren, Terence, Tyler, Lexie, Jasmine, Aidan, Stacia, Dalton, Tori, Teryn, Spencer, Xander, Zoey, Ella, and Gwen; two brothers, Gerald (Nellie) Crum of Beallsville and Clayton Crum of Malaga; four sisters, Joan Decker of Navarre, Freda May Barkheimer of Massillon, Donna Ruth (Bill) Kettering of Malvern, Patty Lou (Eugene) VanDyne of Beallsville; several nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors. Zella was also a foster mother to Mike and David Seladoki. Friends were received Monday, November 9 at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services were held Tuesday, November 10 with Jeff Rich officiating. Interment followed in Beallsville Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net