Lucille V. Zepp
Died: Mar 23, 2017
Lucille V. Zepp, 93, formerly of Littlestown, died Thurs, March 23, at The Brethren Home, New Oxford. She was the widow of Reginald W. Zepp who died Oct. 10, 2000. Born Feb 29, 1924 in Adams County, Lucille was the daughter of the late Harry & Ruth (Ohler) Stambaugh. She was a graduate of Littlestown High School, Thompson Business College of York and Westminster Choir College of Princeton, NJ. Lucille was Choral Director for 40 years serving Elias Lutheran Church, Emmitsburg, MD, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Spring Grove, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Hanover, Paradise Lutheran Church, Thomasville and Christ UCC, Littlestown. She was also a private piano and vocal instructor.
Surviving are her 3 children: Renfred E. Zepp & wife, Brigitta of Orange Park, FL; Randolph W. Zepp of Tallahassee, FL and Grace E. Toms & husband, John of Littlestown; her 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and her sister, Verna Wentz of Hanover. Lucille was predeceased by her 2 sisters: Mildred Rummel and Janice Myers and her brother, Charles Stambaugh. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church of Gettysburg. She was a member of Jerome L. Day Aux Post #48, Westminster 29th Division and served as Patriotic Instructor; also for Aux Headquarters, Baltimore Armory, 29th Division. Lucille was pianist for mid-week worship services at Gettysburg Lutheran Home and Saturday evening services at Christ UCC, Littlestown. She was a member and pianist of Good Samaritan Sunday School Class and adult Choir at St. James Lutheran Church. Lucille was the music director of Hanover Gospel Choir.
Following cremation, Graveside Memorial Service will be Monday, March 27, at 10:30 A.M. at Mountain View Cemetery, Harney, MD followed by a Memorial Service at 12 noon at St. James Lutheran Church, Gettysburg. Memorials in Lucille’s name may be made to: St. James Lutheran Church Music Fund, P.O. Box 4596, Gettysburg, PA 17325 or SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17202. Online condolences may be shared on www.littlesfh.com
Jennifer Crouse Howard
March 30th, 2017 11:09 am
Deeply saddened to hear of "Ms. Cilly's" passing. I fondly remember her as an incredible human being, always full of energy and purpose. She was our dear cousin, as well as my piano teacher and vocal coach for many years. She always expected the best from her students and would accept nothing less! A treasured mentor. Sending my most heartfelt condolences to Ren, Randy, and their families.
Paula (Ebaugh) Spatz
March 27th, 2017 1:06 pm
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of a tremendous piano teacher I had the pleasure of having for 16 years. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Cherie Smith Andrews
March 27th, 2017 11:29 am
Dear Zepp Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I last heard her singing one Saturday evening at St. James. She was sitting in the row behind us, and I recognized her voice immediately.
She has joined the Choir of Angels and is at this moment adding her wonderful voice.
Peggy & George Johnson
March 26th, 2017 11:48 pm
Renfred, Randy & Grace: George & I want to extend our sincere sympathy in the passing of your Mother. Your memories and time spent with your parents will forever be in your hearts and minds. We wanted to let you know we are thinking of you in sympathy and friendship.
Paul and June Williamson
March 26th, 2017 6:40 pm
Randy, know that we are praying for your comfort and peace during this time of mourning. Return safely to your home here among your family and friends at Faith.
Ron Reaves, Pastor
March 25th, 2017 2:07 pm
I have wonderful memories of Lucille, who taught me choral music and gave me ample opportunities to participate in church and community singing. I grew up with her at Elias Church, Emmitsburg, and counted her as a friend and colleague in ministry. She had a fervent spirit for theology and the practice of faith. Her dedication to her craft was unwavering. I also appreciated knowing and growing up with her children Renfred, Randy and Grace and knowing her devoted husband, Reg. I treasure the memories and wish I could be there Monday, but unable. If there is a great chorus of praise in heaven, Lucille is singing alto! Pastor Ron Reaves
March 24th, 2017 8:53 am
My sincere condolences to all of you who knew and loved Mrs. Zepp. What a wonderful life she lived as a servant of the Body of Christ and the world around her! May you revel in the memories of the times you shared and hold fast to all that you learned from and through her and anticipate with full confidence the day when you will be with her again.
March 23rd, 2017 4:15 pm
Dear Randy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Zepp family mother, grandmother and great grandmother. May you experience the joy of many happy memories of times spent with her. My prayer for you is that God gives you peace and comfort and an assurance of a reunion with her in the days to come.