Rachel L. Zook

February 10, 1933 ‒ October 18, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Rachel L. Zook, age 83 of Delaware passed away Tuesday afternoon October 18, 2016 at the Inn at Olentangy Trail, Delaware.

She was born on February 10, 1933 in Kilbourne to the late George and Margaret (Waldron) Sheets. Rachel was a graduate of the last class at the Brown High School in 1951 and the Mt Carmel School of Nursing in 1954. She was a former member of the Overbrook Presbyterian Church, Brittany Club, Mt. Carmel Nursing Alumni Association, Home Nurse for the Cancer Society, member of the Engineers Auxiliary.

Rachel enjoyed genealogy, quilting, sewing, cooking and listening to classical music

She is survived by brothers: Merrill “Pinky” (Marilyn) Sheets of Delaware, Merlin “Boots” (Marlene) Sheets of Sunbury; nieces and nephews, special friends: Larry and Minerva Robinson of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years: Ronald Zook on March 10, 2008 and they were married December 18, 1955 in Delaware; son: Dwight Zook in 1979.

Friends may call at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61,Sunbury one hour prior to the 1 p.m. service on Friday. Interment will follow in the Green Mound Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to: American Brittany Rescue, Marvin D. Nelson Jr. Memorial Fund for Studies of Brittany Health and Genetic Research or The Inn at Olentangy Trail.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Zook family and condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfunerlahomes.com

  • So very sorry to hear of Rachel’s passing. I had come to know her over the past several years visiting her at the Inn at Olentangy and have lunch with her at Panera a few times. She loved their coffee cakes! She was a wonderful and kind soul as was Ron.

  • Our deepest condolences to Rachel’s family. She was a wonderful and caring woman. We will miss her.

    David, Kathy, Hannah and Emily Sturman

  • I have been thinking of Rachel a lot this week. I am so sorry such a wonderful lady is no long with us. Rachel had so many great qualities and talents, she was a caring, loving , hard working person. Rachel and Ron’s first Brittany dual competition dog was Ch.Cinnabar’s King Zebadee, Chuck was the breeder. “Zeber” was just getting started in the field when their son was found to have terminal cancer. “Zeber” was put on hold for the next few years. One thing for sure, no dog could have a better, more loving home than with the Zook’s. Being related to Ron & Rachel by dog was a long and close
    friendship. I miss them both.
    My deepest condolences to her family

  • I enjoyed Rachel’s friendship for many years as we are both “Mount Carmel nurses.” We did a lot of fun work together with the Mount Carmel Alumni Association. She donated many of her beautiful quilted items over the years to benefit scholarships for student nurses. I last saw her in 2014 when she attended her class’ 60th (!!) reunion. She was a gentle soul and will be missed. Phylis Crook

  • So sorry to learn of Rachel’s passing. We met through a quilting need that our family had. Rachel sewed together many squares that had been stitched through the years by an older family member of ours. Rachel painstakingly made a lovely family keepsake and also shared with us the lovely rural home they had built complete with the resources for the Brittney’s. Their home was strangely right down the hill from a cousin of ours who also shared the love of quilting and the dogs.
    We know Rachel’s close friends and family have many wonderful memories and we wanted them to know our memories of a loving and caring person and how much we appreciated her skills and warmth.