Veva Irene Herold Martsolf, age 80, of Butler, peacefully entered the gates of Heaven early Saturday morning, December 8, 2018, at her residence following a brief illness. She will be remembered for her renowned love for the Lord.
Born December 10, 1937 in Butler, she was the daughter of the late Clarence W. and Irene Sackett Herold, Sr.
She was a faithful long time member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Prospect, where she lived out her faith in love and grace. She was the former assistant Missionary treasurer, taught Sunday School, taught Bible School, attended Bibles studies, and enjoyed helping with Church funeral luncheons.
Veva enjoyed baking and selling special occasion cakes, driving bus for the Portersville Christian School in the 1970’s, and working for the US Postal Service. She began her career in Prospect, worked in New Castle, and then retired from the Butler Post Office as a window clerk.
She lived life by her faith day by day, enjoyed her family and friends, and loved helping to organize family reunions. She enjoyed researching and writing books on her family genealogy and local history.
She is survived by her children Tami (James Todd) Eck of Evans City, James (Pamela) H. Martsolf of Washington, Pa; seven grandchildren; five step grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; her siblings Carol Eury of Harrisville, John Herold of North Carolina, Velma Lunger of Sunbury, Pa, Walt Kummer of Kennerdale, Diane Smith, Portersville; and her loving sister in law Betty Herold of Prospect.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Robert Martsolf, who she married December 31, 1955 and who passed away January 16, 2013; her infant daughter Debra Ann Martsolf, and her brothers Clarence Herold, Jr, Tom Herold, Roy Herold.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Edward L. Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect. Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, 11am, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2251 Prospect Road, Prospect, with her church pastor Ben Oesterling, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Missionary Fund at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2251 Prospect Road, Prospect, PA 16052.