Clara Ellen Zink, 89, of Crooksville, Ohio went to be with her Lord at 4:30 PM, Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Somerset Health and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.
She was born August 19, 1928 in West Columbia, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Raymond 'Curly' and Edna (Aumiller) Ewing. She married Floyd 'Whitey' Zink on May 7, 1947.
Clara was a former employee of Essex Wire in Zanesville. After the death of her husband, Clara continued to own and operate their business, Zink's Auto Parts that was located at her home. They were valued members of the community. She was a longtime member of Crooksville Free Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Floyd and Sharon Zink, Jr. of Zanesville; her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Russell Benedict of Roseville; her step son-in-law, Melvin Rupe of Cannelville; her eight grandchildren, Floyd Zink III, Bryan Joseph Zink, Corey Zink, Zackery Thomas, Rachael Miller, Heidi Miller, Heather Gaskins and Levi Benedict; her five step-grandchildren, Trent Heskett, Cary Heskett, Lorie Ludwig, Crystal Ransom, and Shanda McConnell; fifteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren. and her sisters, Rosa Rupe of Crooksville, Stella Watts of Roseville, Ella Dalrymple of Crooksville and Norma Cannon of Roseville.
In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd L. Zink, Sr. who passed away August 23, 1991; her infant daughter, Ellen Jane Zink; her step-daughter, Cassandra Rupe; her sister, Etta Goff and her brothers, Earl Ewing and Raymond Ewing, Jr.
Family and friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 PM, Wednesday, December 13 at GOEBEL FUNERAL HOME, 36 N. BUCKEYE ST, CROOKSVILLE. Funeral services and a celebration of Clara's life will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 14 at the funeral home with Pastor Debbie Grimmett officiating. Following the service, she will be buried beside her beloved husband in Duncan Falls Cemetery.
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I remember all the times that Larry and I needed car parts....if she didn't have them, she would the next day or so...and sometimes, if we were short on money, she'd say, just catch me when you get your check next week....she was a kind and loving person. Larry and I would stand and just talk and talk with her. Deb and I were, and still are very close, and I remember her from as long as I can remember! R.I.P., Clara...we ALL know where you are...at the feet of our Lord Jesus! Tell Whitey we said "hi".
Submitted by Sherri &Larry Dunwoody on Dec 12 2017 07:00:37 PM
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Lori and Craig Anderson lit a candle on Dec 12 2017 03:01:56 PM
May your memories of this special lady bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers today and always
Submitted by Lori Anderson on Dec 12 2017 03:01:24 PM
Dear family and friends, please accept my deepest condolences. May God's promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29 bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Submitted by Tanya on Dec 12 2017 01:29:45 PM
Very sorry for your loss. Clara was a sweet lady and I enjoyed taking care of her.
Submitted by Heather McCague on Dec 12 2017 12:55:17 PM
Very sorry for your lost. Clara was a sweet lady and I enjoyed taking care of her.
Submitted by Heather McCague on Dec 12 2017 12:51:52 PM
We are sorry for the loss of Clara. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I remember Clara teaching me at Sunday School class and what a good time we had. She will be missed. Arnetta, Neil, Kurt and Audra
Submitted by Arnetta Boham on Dec 12 2017 09:22:40 AM
May the Lord bless and comfort u all at this time of ur loss!
Submitted by Donna Conley on Dec 12 2017 09:18:31 AM
I will be praying God's comfort and peace to surround you.
Evans and Marilyn Armstead
Submitted by Evans and Marilyn A. on Dec 12 2017 09:13:38 AM
God's love hold all of you now and and forever.
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