Izora Gay “Zorrie” Clevenger 1955~2021


Mrs. Izora Gay “Zorrie” Clevenger (Higgins), 66 of Hesston, PA passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 in UPMC West Shore, Mechanicsburg, PA.

Izora Gay “Zorrie” Clevenger
Izora Gay “Zorrie” Clevenger

Born October 31, 1955 in Chambersburg, PA, she one of twelve children born to the late Earl L. and Rhoda F. (Dorty) Higgins.

She graduated from James Buchanan High School with the Class of 1974.

Zorrie worked for CertainTeed Vinyl Siding for about 20 years. Prior to that she worked at Fresh Express.

She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, Hesston, PA.

Zorrie was an avid reader and enjoyed going to the beach. She was incredibly giving and kind hearted who found joy in helping others.

She is survived by her former husband, who has been her constant companion over the years, James “Jim” Clevenger of Greencastle, PA; her siblings: Jean Miller, Mercersburg, PA, JoAnne Nunemaker, Waynesboro, PA, Terry Lee Fix, Fort Loudon, PA, Paul Higgins and his wife, Kim, Cove Gap, PA; Jim’s parents, George and Virginia Clevenger of Welsh Run and his siblings who were very much a part of Zorrie’s family: Teresa Vaughn and her partner, Sioux Fogal , and Cathy Hade, both of Chambersburg, Richard Clevenger and his wife, Deb, and Calvin Clevenger, both of Fannettsburg, PA, Raymond Clevenger and his wife, Bonnie of Mercersburg, PA and Terry Clevenger and his wife, Cindy of Chambersburg, PA and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Richard Higgins, Edward Higgins, Earl Higgins, Sarah Gordon, Constance Kelly, Olive Cordell, Robert Higgins and Kevin Clevenger.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021 in Montgomery Brethren in Christ Church, 6727 Montgomery Church Rd. Mercersburg, PA, with Pastor Lou Zannino and Pastor Japheth Nell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, November 26th in Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St. Greencastle, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Baptist Church online here.

On-line condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.