Dora A. Zirkel

May 06, 1920 ‒ October 22, 2001

Lexington, Ohio

Obituary for Tuesday October 23, 2001

Dora A. Jennings Zirkel

LEXINGTON: Dora A. Zirkel, age 81, of U.S. Route 42 South, Lexington, died Monday morning October 22, 2001 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.

She was born May 6, 1920 in Mifflin Township, Ashland County to Luzerne and Anna (Koons) Jennings and attended Lexington High School.

A former Cub Scout den mother, Dora was active in the Roseland School PTA, and enjoyed focusing her attention on her children and grandchildren through their school years.

She had worked nearly 20 years with Therm-O-Disc in Mansfield as an assembler. She also served as a foster mother through Richland County Children’s Services.

Dora lived in Deltona, FL, for ten years, where she worked at Le Petite Day Care Center in Altamonte Springs, FL, and as a realtor with Woolrender Realty in Longwood, FL.

She moved to Willard in 1966, where she worked as a realtor with Zerkle Realty Company. While in Willard she served as a deputy sheriff for Huron County and was a charter member of Ladies of Moose lodge #1779.

Dora returned to Lexington in 1989, and attended St. Paul Lutheran Church.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Marilyn L. & Franklin Zuber of Lexington; three sons and two daughters-in-law William P. & Linda Zirkel of Mansfield, James E. & Janice Zirkel of Longwood, FL, and Edward F. Zirkel of Lexington; ten grandchildren including Robert William Zirkel with whom she made her home; 19 great grandchildren; two sisters Marie Chalfant of Lexington and Luella Kegley of Shelby; a brother and two sisters-in-law Chester W. & Mary Ann Jennings of Shiloh, and Ruth Jennings of Shelbyville, IN; three sisters-in-law Anna Shaffer and Mabel Welch both of Lexington and Theresa Ernsberger of Holiday, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Henry Zirkel on January 23, 1995; two sisters Violet Whorton and Lois Sims and two brothers Lester Jennings and Zerne Jennings.

Friends may call Wednesday October 24, 2001 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 10:30 am. Pastor Jerry L. Rhea will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Troy Township Rescue Squad may be made at the funeral home.