She was the daughter of E. L. Zearley and Effie Drusilla Colebank Zearley.
After graduating from Allegheny College and Western Reserve Library School in Cleveland, Mrs. Zearley worked at the Akron Public Library and the Kent Free Library. After 1972, she has lived in Uniontown, Penn., Akron and Kingwood, Texas.
Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Donald Armstrong of Kingwood, Texas and Mrs. David Clingman of Carmel, Ind; six great nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives.
After cremation, Mrs. Zearley will be interred in Union Cemetery, Uniontown, Penn. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Uniontown Public Library, 24 Jefferson St., Uniontown, Penn. 15401.