Kathryn Ann Wuerstle Zacharias



Sumter, SC …… Kathryn Ann (Wuerstle) Zacharias, 79, beloved wife of the late James Francis Zacharias, died at MUSC in Charleston on June 18, 2018.

Born January 19, 1939, in Fredonia, NY, Kathryn was the daughter of the late Catherine (McCraith) and James Wuerstle. Kathryn wore many hats in the course of her life: wife, mother, grandmother, sister, educator, entrepreneur, and devoted friend. She inspired everyone around her with her quick mind, unshakeable faith, and indomitable spirit. Above all else, Kathryn was known for her big and adventurous heart: She loved life, dreamed big, and worked hard to make those dreams come true.

Kathryn will be dearly missed by her children: Catherine Zacharias (Steve Wacksman), Anne Zacharias-Walsh (John Walsh), Rosie Zacharias Wessendorf (Jay Wessendorf), Paul Zacharias, Christopher Zacharias (Jeongmi Moon), and Stephen Zacharias (Lilian Busingye Zacharias); grandchildren Nicolette (Wessendorf) Wright (Trevin Wright), Benjamin Wessendorf, and Isaiah James Rukundo Zacharias; great-grandson Jeremy Wright Jr.; sister Beverly Vail; and brothers Thomas Wuerstle (Tomijean Wuerstle), James Wuerstle, and Donald Wuerstle; along with nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A funeral Mass will be held for Kathryn on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 1529 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Rd., Stoneville, NC 27048, will be gratefully received.

You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.