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ZERKLE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 21 Aug 1941, pg 1
Mrs. Amanda ZERKLE, 79 died at her home in Thackery Wednesday at 2;30 p.m. after a two-weeks illness. Mrs. ZERKLE leaves her husband, George, a brother Zach ZERKLE of near Terre Haute and four nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Thackery Lutheran church in charge of Rev. George F. Dittmar pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Terre Haute cemetery.



Zerkle, Helen I. Myers Urbana Daily Citizen, Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Helen I. Zerkle, age 95, of Urbana, died Sunday, August 19, 2007 in Mercy McAuley Center, Urbana.

She was born July 24, 1912 in Urbana to Ulyses (sic) and Eva (Cummings) Myers. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter; Eva Kerns (sic) of Urbana, a son; Gary (Susan) Zerkle of Cary, NC, grandchildren: Vivian Daulton, Edward Kearns, Preston and Austin Zerkle, three great-grandchildren; Ricky Daulton of Memphis, TN, Kayleigh Kearns of Urbana, and Elyssa Kearns of Urbana, great-great-grandson; Devin Daulton of Memphis, TN.

Preceded in death by her husband Emery Zerkle, granddaughter, Vicki Kearns, grandson, Justin Zerkle, her parents, two sisters and a brother.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana.

The family is being served by the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana.

 ZERKLE -- 1997
Lottie E. ZERKLE, 91, 444 E. Main St., died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 1997, in her residence.
Mrs. ZERKLEwas born July 3, 1905, in Clark County, the daughter of Walter and Ola E. (DEATON) LEONARD, who were both from pioneer families in Clark and Champaign Counties.  She was one of the oldest living members of the St. Paris community where she had been active in many community functions. She was a member of the St. Paris First Baptist Church, St. Paris, where she was the past president of the Victory Sunday School class and the former financial secretary. She also was a life member and past matron of Diamond Chapter No. 84, Order of Eastern Star, St. Paris.
From 1927 to 1946 she and her late husband, Byford, owned and operated Zerkle's Meat Market and from 1954 to their retirement in 1964 they owned and operated Farm View Meats. Both businesses were in St. Paris.
Mrs. ZERKLE is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Elcena and Burl BARNES Jr. of Paulding and Margery and Henry BALMUT, 421 E. Main St., St. Paris; six grandchildren and their spouses, Marcia (BALMUT) and Greg WARD of Urbana, DiAnne (BALMUT) and Andy DOSS of Urbana, Lesta (BARNES) and Paul SEARLES of Madison, Wisc., Laurie BARNES of Birmingham, Mich., Scott and Christine BARNES of Columbus, and Amy BARNES of Columbus; eight great-grandchildren, Katherine, Vincent and Anthony WARD of Urbana; Joseph and Peter DOSS of Urbana; Adriene SEARLES of Madison, Wisc., and Alexandra and Mia BARNES of Columbus; and one brother, Alfred LEONARD of Boise, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Byford ZERKLE, who she married on July 7, 1923, and who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1981; and one great-granddaughter, Kayla SPIKER.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist Church, Church and Plum Streets, St. Paris. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. Sunday until the time of services. The Rev. James VAN ZILE, church pastor, will officate at the services.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in St. Paris. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St,. St. Paris.


Zerkle, Robert Gene "Bob" - Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, 19 February 2007

Robert "Bob" Gene Zerkle, age 61, of Pickerington, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Feb. 17, 2007, after a brief illness.

Bob was born Oct. 8, 1945, in Troy, Ohio, to the late Lewis and Alice Zerkle. Bob graduated from Graham High School and later Bliss College (Columbus, Ohio). He was employed by Mid-State Wool Growers, a practicing CPA for 31 years. Robert was an active member of Reynoldsburg Masonic Lodge #340 F. & a. M., and the UOA of Central Ohio. Bob enjoyed reading, spending time with his grandchildren, local history, story telling, and bad jokes.

Bob is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sue; children, Julie (Jim) Roush and Tom; grandchildren, Amber and Seth Roush; brothers, Jim (Shirley) Rod, Ray (Diana); sister-in-law, Carolyn Zerkle; many cousins, nieces, nephews and, dear friends.

He was preceded in death by brother, Roy.

Family and friends may visit 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 550 Hill Road N. (State Route 256), Pickerington, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Rev. James R. Zerkle officiating. Interment follows at Violet Cemetery.

A Masonic service will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to UOA of Central Ohio in Robert's memory. Online condolences at


ZERKLE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 14 January 1926
Sarah E. ZERKLE , wife of Solon ZERKLE , living one and a half miles east to town, died Thursday evening at nine o'clock after only a few minutes' illness from an attack of the heart. She had been in seemingly good health and her sudden passing was a great shock to the family and her friends.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Samuel FURROW at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Interment took place at Evergreen Cemetery with Bert Richeson in charge.
Sarah Elizabeth ZERKLE , daughter of Alvin A. and Margaret E. KITE was born May 17, 1849 and departed this life Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 1926, aged 76 years 7 months and 20 days. She was united in marriage with Solon ZERKLE Dec. 21, 1864. To this union were born a daughter, Lillie Mace TALBOTT, of Pittsburg, Pa., and two sons, Claude D. ZERKLE of Springfield and Warren Earl ZERKLE of St. Paris.
"Lizzie" as she was known to her family and friends, leaves to mourn her sudden death, her devoted husband, three children, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, her aged brother, Jason P. KITE, besides a legion of friends.
She joined church in early girlhood and lived a consistent christian life. Devoted to her home and family, she lived and labored for them. (There is a poem here)

ZERKLE -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., March 21, 1940
Funeral services for Mrs. Trella ZERKLE, 52, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Terre Haute Methodist church ans were conducted by Rev. Samuel FURROW, pastor of the First Baptist church, in Urbana. Interment was in the Terre Haute cemetery in charge of Ira Frank, funeral director.
Mrs. ZERKLE died on Thursday, March 14, at 4:40 p.m. in the Piqua Memorial hospital, from a cerebral hemorrhage suffered Tuesday.
Surviving are her husband, Roy; a son, Prince, at home and a sister, Mrs. Clara DAVIS, Springfield. The deceased was a native of this county and was a member of the Myrtle Tree Baptist Church.

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