Lena “Opal” Ziegler

October 17, 1911 ‒ March 21, 2016

Marion, Ohio

Lena “Opal” Ziegler, age 104 of Marion, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, March 21, 2016 at Kindred Community of Marion.

Opal was born on October 17, 1911 in Berlin Township of Delaware County. She was the daughter of Charles Foster and Cleo (Greasamer) Trigg.

Opal lived a very long and full life. She was a fun-loving person from a very young age. She loved to play pranks on people and was quite the jokester her entire life. She was a star basketball player during her school years and later was an avid fan of the Ohio State basketball team. She had a zest for life and people in general. She enjoyed playing cards and loved hosting people at her home. She gave back in many ways; she was a member of the Eastern Star, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and was a member of the Prospect Street United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her devoted son James W. (Mary) Ziegler of North Canton; grandchildren: Beth Anne (John) Eicher of Canal Fulton and Lisa Anne Ziegler of North Canton; great grandchildren: Brandon Eicher, Jeremy Eicher and Zachary Ziegler.

Opal is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband Howard Gaylor Ziegler; siblings: Irene Trigg and Ruth Zeigler; brothers-in-law: Gerald and Robert Ziegler.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 East Center St., Marion from 11AM to 12Noon; Funeral services will follow at 12Noon; Burial will be in Green Mound Cemetery in Kilbourne.

If so desired, donations may be made to the American Cancer or Kindred Hospice.

The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to be serving Opal’s family and condolences may be expressed to the funeral home www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • My deepest sympathy for your loss may God bring you comfort in knowing a wonderful life she had here on earth.

  • Jim and family, So sorry to hear about your mother. I can remember from the time I was 5 or 6 on Merkle Ave. and then when your Dad and Mother were in the scouts with Dad(Eldon Jones). Michael worked with her at Murphy’s back in the 50″s. She did have a long life and very humorous at that. Janet(Jones) and Michael O’Brien

  • Jim, I have enjoyed the great stories you shared over the years about your mother. What a special person!
    We are sorry to hear of your loss and will include you all in our prayers.
    Tom & Bridget

  • Jim sorry to see the passing of your Mom when I was still living in Marion back in the 70’s I used to enjoy stopping by and chatting with her. She lived a long life and made many friends. Not sure if you remember me but we lived two houses from each other on Merkle Ave.