Willadean Ziemer

Born: 02/19/1937 Passed:

Willadean Ziemer, 84, of New Philadelphia met her heavenly Father, February 25, 2021, due to complications of Covid-19, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born February 19, 1937 to the late Clarence and Lura Martin of West Union, West Virginia. She married James R. Ziemer Sr on July 4th, 1953 in Mannington, West Virginia.  Willadean was a member of First Baptist Church in New Philadelphia. She worked at Cardani Draperies for 25 years and took great pride in her yard and flower beds. Willadean was a loving wife, devoted grandmother, sister. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Christopher Metzger, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Willadean leaves behind her husband of 67 years, James; children, Rebecca Ziemer of Snellville, Georgia, Deborah (Dean) Shriver of Millersburg, Darlene (Mike) Cottrell of Uhrichsville, and Sarah Lynn (Robert) Starner of Sugarcreek, James Rodger Ziemer, Jr. of the home; grandchildren, Amanda Wolfe, Austin LeBlanc, Ryan Starner, Alicia Carpenter, Michael Cottrell, and Alec LeBlanc; ten great grandchildren; sisters, Helen, Janet, Karen, and Eileen; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A very special thanks to granddaughter, Amanda Wolfe and her mother, Deborah for helping take care of our mom. The family would like to express sincere thanks to Community Hospice for the wonderful care Willadean received.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice in Willadean’s name. A private family service will be held in the future.  Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com


Heritage Cremation Society



12 Tributes to Willadean Ziemer

  1. Wayne and Judy Stull says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Darlene and families. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Love y’all.

    • Marlene & Missy Muzechuk says:

      So sorry to hear your mom went to be with the Lord.We ask the Lord to give all you strength and peace knowing she is indeed in heaven. Your mom was such a hard worker and kept the home looking beautiful inside and out. It’s truly difficult to imagine she’s gone but I can see her walking the streets of heaven being absolutely amazed at the sheer beauty of it all. Til we all join her, may Jesus remind you of happy memories forever.

  2. Mary Russell says:

    I am Barry’s wife, Mary. Just wanted to express my sadness in hearing of Willadean’s passing. I pray that the Lord will comfort you in your loss.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks everyone for the kind words during a very difficult time. Mom was one of the hardest workers I ever met! I’ve learned so much from her and I will miss her deeply till we meet again love you mom! RIP!

    • Debbie Shriver says:

      Thanks, Mary!

  3. Sarah Starner says:

    Our Mother Also Has Four Living Sisters She Loved Helen Janet Karen Eileen.

  4. Pat Metzger says:

    Worked with Willadean for 9 yrs and never met a woman as hard working as she was. So proud to have know her . May she rest in peace. Just loved her. May God wrap his loving arms around her husband and children & comfort them during this time. Our sincere condolences to all her family.

  5. Ryan Starner says:

    My Grandmother was so special!! Was always concerned about everybody else. You always knew you were welcome and excepted and loved. Was hard working loved her family and friends with unconditional love. She will forever be loved and missed just adored her so blessed to have had her as a Grandma.

  6. JAN BLOCK says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

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