Rev. Zelma M. "Elly" Wayman
April 1, 1932 - January 6, 2011
Rev. Zelma “Elly” M. Wayman, 78, of Springfield went home to be with the Lord Thursday, January 6, 2011. She was born April 1, 1932 in Greenup, KY, the daughter of Charles and Lula (Ash) Burchett. Zelma was the founder and Pastor of the Spirit of Love and Prophecy Church and was retired from Kelsey-Hayes. Her survivors are her son and daughter-in-law Darrell and Rickie Littler, sons David Heffner, Rick Heffner and daughter Marie Heffner; seven grandchildren Dawn Whitt, Carol Watts, Amanda Metz, Michael Ramsey, Stacy Smith, Jeremy Young, and Melinda Thomas, all of Springfield; nine great grandchildren Zachary, Jessie, Kayla, Kristen, Zoe, Dusty, Cassidi, Kaiden and Preston; brother Charles Burchett; sisters and brother-in-law Melva Gravitt, Aileen and James Cox, all of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers William and Robert (Bobbie) Burchett; sisters Hazel Cubbage and JoAnne Moschella; granddaughter Ashley Young and friend Barbara Pinkerton. Her body is entrusted to RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME, where the family will receive friends Monday from 5-8 PM. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM. in the Memorial Home with Rev. Rick Oglesbee officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. She has ascended into eternal life and is a blossom among our Master's bouquet. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. A special thanks goes out to the Pass-port Health Care Services and to all those who took care of Elly, and the love they gave our Mother during the last 10 years. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to



Beautiful lady.....I got nice memories of her when she was down here in Florida...excellent cook,funny,loving...she will be missed...but I know we will see her one day when is our turn....rejoice because she is with the lord right now..having fun.


I am sorry for our human loss, and grateful for our spiritual gain.......Elly was a riot and i'm better for knowing her

mike cornell

my deepest and most sincer sympathy in the loss of one of the best women around. she was a special and most sincere friend and i will miss her sinceraly. she will never be forgotten in my mind and heart. i remember singing the song for her " build my mansion next door to Jesus" and that is what has happened. She has went to her mansion next door to jesus. love to all.

karen sue heffner

Iloved her and she will be missed dearly,she was a very special mother in law.

Joni Newland

A beautiful, gracious angel on earth is now in heaven.Thank you for being there when I needed you most.I know you'll always be with all of us. I love you. I thank God for the time he gave you here on earth, now you have the reward you so much deserve, To be a heavenly angel in Gods loving care.I know you're rejoicing, and someday we'll all be with you again.


She was so loving to me and my children , We ware glad to be part of her Love , She will be sadly missed on earth , And welcomed to loving arms home .

Juanita Wise Chambers

I remember Elly when I was young, She was always so spunky & sweet & caring & fun to be around & Man could she dance <3 Such a kind & loving heart she had. I will miss you Mom #2 & I love you <3 I know your flying with the Angels now,,,, I have Sweet Memories with you Forever <3


well gram she was something else!!!!oh the memories of her!!!we had lots of fun....but god took her away to ease her pain..yet she left us all crying..but now the rite thing to do is think about all the great memories we had with you!!and we all have had our own experience of good memories with gram!!!i love and miss u....

Rev Madgelyn Hawk

I will Miss my friend I send love and blessings to her loved ones Elly was a sweet caring woman She shared and taught many on their path of life

Norma Spangler

Jack and I sent a message yesterday to say that we would be coming to Springfield to be with the family. However, Jack has been "fighting" kidney stones. He is in the hospital right now and is to have surgery tomorrow. He asked me to let you all know how sorry we are that we will not be in attendance. --Norma


I have to confess, when I opened this, I thought there was a bird in my attic.. I just wanted to take a moment for gram and say a few things. I loved her hair. I don't care how many shades of red or orange it was...she wore it well and I was proud of it.... She always knew what was going on with her people and thought it was important to keep them close...and she welcomed newcomers into her life...there was always a new "friend" at the table at holiday meals. I think this signifies a tender and trusting heart and a value from an older time. I hope to embrace this more and put more effort into visiting with family and family friends more often. She had a voice like vinyl...and called everybody "honey", and I loved that she was from Kentucky..and liked to sing... and she kept up with young people..and ALWAYS had treasures in her attic. I love my gram, and her family, MY family, and hope that everyone's pain passes peacefully. ...Zelma....what a fantastic name.


Donna, Sorry to hear about Momma Elly. I didn't hear about it until it was to late. She meant the world to me.

The Kindred Family

Very sorry to hear this sad news about your loss. Our thoughts are with your family at this time and in the days ahead. May God provide the comfort (Ps.34:18) needed as you cope with your loss.

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