Helen Zell, age 95, of Meadville, passed away, Thursday, December 19, 2019, at Life Care Center in Brookfield.
Funeral services will be Sunday, December 22, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield with Pastor Rex Leppin officiating. Burial will be in Laclede Cemetery in Laclede. Visitation will be Saturday, December 21, 2019, from 6:00 until 8:00 in the evening at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield.
Memorials to Brookfield Church of the Nazarene or Gideon’s International may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.
Helen June, daughter of Samuel and Nellie (Smith) Ramseyer, was born June 2, 1924, in Tipton County, Indiana. On April 25, 1943, she married Benton Johnson who preceded her in death on August 4, 1952. Then on February 13, 1955, she married George Zell who preceded her in death on June 13, 2006.
Helen was a graduate of West Middleton High School and Kokomo Business College both of the state of Indiana and also attended West Linn Bible College later in life.
She was a homemaker and a very talented musician.
Helen was a member of the Brookfield Church of the Nazarene, Gideon’s International, Home Culture Club and Green Hills Garden Club both of Meadville, and a very active member of Women’s Christian Temperance Union until her death.
Survivors include her children, Jerry Johnson and wife, Barbara of Fairmont, Indiana, Joann Eastburn and husband, Arnie of Punta Gorda, Florida, Byron Zell, daughter-in-law, Donna Zell, David Zell and wife, Barbara both of Meadville and Carol Zell of Brookfield; eleven grandchildren, Marc Zell and wife, Brooke of Meadville, Jennifer Peters and husband, Blake of Braymer, Rebecca Yount and husband, Logan of Macon, Haylee Ponting and husband, Brett of Meadville, Tierann Zell and fiancé, Dylan Dennis of Meadville, Christy Techau-Dover and husband, Terry and Kyle Techau and wife, Betsy both of Laclede, Josette Quereshi and husband, Manny and Carrie Hilty and husband, Larry both of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ben Eastburn and wife, Dana of Fort Meyer, Florida and Amber Eastburn of Indianapolis, Indiana; eighteen great-grandchildren, Claire and Sophie Hilty, Alec, Luke and Joel Eastburn, Sean and Evan Campbell, Breken, Bryden, Braxten and Breven Zell, Bentlee Peters, Kenzlee, Harper, Tatum and Maisyn Ponting, Ryder and Kynadi Techau, and Cody, Caley, and Carson Dover; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Her parents; one sister, Maggie Bowman; and one son, Stanley Zell also preceded her in death
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