May 21, 1948 ‒ October 21, 2015
MANSFIELD: Ellen Marie Zehner passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Hospice House in Ashland surrounded by her family following a long battle with cancer. She was 67.
Ellen was born in Ashland, Ohio on May 21st 1948, daughter of Donavan and Blanche (Lifer) McIntire. She graduated from Ashland College and she moved to Mansfield in 1978 with James Zehner to whom she was married for 23 years.
Ellen retired from Loudonville-Perrysville schools (her alma mater) after 30 years of teaching. She earned her Master’s +15 from the College of Mount St. Joseph and enjoyed teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades.
She was a faithful longtime member of Berean Baptist Church in Mansfield and loved to spend her free time playing sports, reading, and winning at cards. During the summer, you could find Ellen at her second home in Huron where she was always busy with a project and enjoying the lake. Her friends and family will remember her as a social butterfly with a competitive nature who loved the Lord with all her heart.
Ellen is survived by her daughter and son, Jennifer Zehner-Scheurer (Fred Grosch) of Mansfield and Zaun and Masako Zehner of Tokyo; her boyfriend Dennis Iden of Galion; brother Floyd and Doris McIntire of Lucas, four Zehner sisters-in-law Sharon, Connie, Lynn, and Kim; numerous nieces and nephews; and two grandsons Vaughn Scheurer and Taiyo Zehner.
Her family will receive friends 1-4 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2015 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Dave Pound officiating.
For contributions in her memory, make checks payable to Jimi Vincent Toys for Kids (which provides Christmas presents for children), or Hospice of North Central Ohio and bring or send to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ellen’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch her tribute video—at SnyderFuneralHomes.com