Wilma Jean Zeller

September 18, 1925 ‒ May 10, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Wilma Jean Zeller passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Country Meadow Care Center surrounded by her family. She was 92.

She was born September 18, 1925 to parents Hal & Careta (Watson) Gleason in Batemantown. Graduated from Fredericktown High School with the class of 1943.

On December 28, 1946, she married Jearilld and they shared 69 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away October 29, 2016. Now they are together again.

Wilma worked keeping the house in order for her family. She was a member of Batemantown Methodist Church.

In spare time, she took pleasure in crossword puzzles and solitare. She could be found at garage sales looking to find her next hummingbird figuring to add to her collection. Even if she was out and about, she would want to head for home if it was getting close to the start of one of her game shows. She enjoyed Jeopardy, Family Feud and as well as others. But above all else, Wilma cherished her family and enjoyed every minute she got with them.

She is survived by children Bonita Zeller of Bellville, Beverlee Dotterer of Mansfield and Patti (Stan) Will of Galion; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; siblings Thomas (Diane) Gleason, John (Dianne) Gleason, Charlene (Clifford) Yarger and Halene Brokaw.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Charles Gleason, William Gleason, James Gleason and Stanley Gleason.

A private graveside service will be held in Wilma’s memory in Bellville Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Wilma’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • I have so many fond memories of Aunt Jean and Uncle Jerry. Visiting their house on Church Street and Durbin Circle. Family reunions were always so much fun. They will be missed.

  • So many years of memories shared. We are all so fortunate to have been raised in such a loving and caring family environment . Always in my heart Aunt Jean, you will be missed dearly.

  • Bonnie, Beverly, Patty
    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. You our in our prayers.

  • Bonnie, Bev, Patti,

    Your mom was a person that I have great memories of as we all grew up together. It was a great neighborhood to grow up in and it had wonderful grownups that watched over all of us and made us feel safe. Your mothers passing will leave a great hole in your heart. However the memories you have of her will ease that pain and will be with you always. Take care and God Bless all of you.


  • Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    We truly enjoyed getting to know your Mom and talking with her. She was such a sweet lady.

    Larry and Luanne Dill

  • Bonnie, Bev & Patti

    So many great memories from summer vacations. Aunt Jean would make us cinnamon sugar toast, bologna sandwiches and of course Jones’ potato chips!. Then off to listen to Uncle Jerry play piano at Shakeys Pizza Parlor.
    Both of them will be missed.


  • Bonnie, Bev, Patti sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. The neighborhood growing up was truly a Normal Rockwell feeling. Lots of memories of both your mom and dad. May good be with all of you doing this time.

  • Bev, Bonnie, and Patti,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have a lot of good memories of time spent at your house. Your mom and dad were the best! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I had visited your mom while she was in the NF. My prayers are with you & your family.

  • Saddened to just find this out as I was walking in Bellville Cemetery this morning. I loved talking to this wonderful gal. Always so kind, so fun to talk to. Loved being neighbors at the Condo (even though it was for a short time. ) May you Rest in Peace Jean!