It is with heavy hearts we share that Doris Elaine "Hatton" Zebley, 93, of Aston, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18, surrounded by loving family. She will be forever missed by family and friends, yet we know she is happily reunited with Tom, her husband of 69 years, who passed away in 2018.
She is survived by her four children; Patricia (Paul Kugelman); Tommy (Teresa); Eric (Susan) and Pamela (Darryl McCartt); 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, one of whom was born 10 minutes before she passed.
Doris was born to William Royal Hatton and Frieda Fay Muster in Sharon Hill in 1928. She graduated from Sharon Hill High School in 1946, and soon thereafter married Tom, her high school sweetheart. She was a gorgeous cheerleader and he was one of the team's star football players – a match made in Heaven.
During her work life, Doris began as an administrative assistant at Sun Oil Company. She took a leave for many years to raise her children, and then later returned to the workforce as a medical secretary.
She loved to play the piano and was often joined by Tom and family, as they sang the songs they all loved. Doris enjoyed flower gardening, taking care of her beautiful home and sharing precious time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
She was known for her gift of friendly conversation – there were no strangers in her eyes. At family gatherings she was the "ultimate event planner" often organizing and directing skits and musical numbers that celebrated the family and holidays. She was involved in the details of her children's lives and wanted them to experience all of the good in life. She published a family newsletter everyone loved to read and also compiled a book of her grandchildren's memorable stories and funniest quotes.
Late night talks and snacks with family and friends were often a part of her nightly schedule. Mom-Mom rarely missed an opportunity to watch and cheer for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at their sporting events and other activities.
She served as an elder and deacon in the Aston Presbyterian Church, singing in the church choir and often decorated the church narthex and foyer with flowers and candles, warmly welcoming members and visitors. Doris enjoyed serving others and volunteered for Meals on Wheels, at Elywn and as a member of Brandywine Gardeners.
Visiting hours will be from 10:30 – 11 a.m., at the Aston Presbyterian Church, Concord Road & Baldwin Avenue, Aston, on Tuesday, August 30. Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m., followed by a light luncheon at the church at noon. Interment will be private. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.paganofuneralhome.com.