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 The following obituaries are from the files of various Gallia County Newspapers and other publications. They are listed below in alphabetical order of the surname.

A   B-Bay   Be-Bev   Bi-Bl   Bo-Boy   Br-Brow   Broy-By   C-Can    

Car-Cav   Ch-Ci   Cl-Cof   Coh-Cov  Cow-Cy   D-Day   De-Dy   E-El   Em-Ew 

F-Fo   Fr-Fu   G-Gl   Go-Gu  H-Hap   Har-Haz   He-Hol   Hoo-Hu   I   J-Joh  

Jol-Ju   K   L-Law   Lay-Lev   Lew-Ly   M-Mau   Max-McC   McD-Me   Mi-Mit      

Mo-My   N   O   P-Ph   Pi-Py   Q   R-Rich   Rick-Rob   Roc-Rou   Row-Ru  

  S-Sch   Sco-Shee   Shel-Ske   Ski-Smi   Smo-Stor   Stou-Sy   T-Thom      

Thor-Ty   U   V   W-Ward   Ware-Wau   We-Wilk   Will-Win   Wis-Wy   X   Y   Z

Ziebart, Ernest M.

Ernest M. Ziebart Influenza Victim
Young Farmer Dies After a Short Illness--Funeral Wednesday
     Ernest Ziebart, 28, a young farmer who moved here from near Hoopston, Ill. a year ago, died Sunday morning about noon at his farm home N.W. of Akron after an illness of a week caused by influenza which developed into pneumonia. He leaves a wife and one child. Funeral Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Methodist church, Rev. L.R. Godwin in charge.
     Earnest M. Ziebart, son of August and Henrietta Ziebart, was born in Prairie Green Township, Iroquois Co., Ill, August 12, 1891 and departed this life, Sunday, March 2, 1919, age 28 years, 6 months and 16 days.
     At the age of 19, he became converted and united with the Pleasant Hill Methodist church and a year later was joined in marriage to Miss ----ie Hamilton of Gallipolis, Ohio, and to this union was born one child, Roy, who is now two years old. After his marriage, he located on a farm near Ambia, and lived there until one year ago, when he disposed of his farm in Illinois and located near Akron, Ind.
     On Feb. 19th he was stricken with influenza and on the Saturday following suffered a relapse which developed into double pneumonia. He leaves to mourn his untimely demise, a wife, one child, two brothers, five sisters and a host of relatives and friends.
     He bore his suffering with remarkable fortitude, ever grateful and never complaining to those who were doing all that loving hands and hearts could do. At the beginning of his last illness, he said to his family, "I feel that if the Lord calls me, I have nothing to fear. I am ready to go."
     Mr. Ziebart was a loving husband and a kind father. And during his short stay in the community, won the highest esteem of all with whom he met. His cheery greeting, his kindly and sympathiszing spirit made him one who will be greatly missed and long remembered.

Akron, Indiana newspaper
March 1919
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Zillafero, Joseph

      ZILLAFERO - March 11, 1881, at his residence on Third Street, JOSEPH ZILLAFERO, aged 87 years.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 16, 1881
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Zimmerman, Fred

Brother Of Local Resident Is Dead Summit Station
     Word was received Saturday by Miss Ann Zimmerman that her brother, Fred, had died the night before at his home in California. Zimmerman had undergone a major operation four weeks ago and was thought to be recovering slowly but satisfactorily.
     Many older residents of Gallia County will remember Zimmerman who was a teacher in the county a few years prior to 1904, when he went to the West. In the meantime, he had made only three trips back home, the last one in 1936, when he and Mrs.. Zimmerman spent two weeks with their relatives and friends of the county.
     It was in 1904 that he and Miss Irene Holcomb of Rio Grande were married. He is survived by his widow and one nephew, Paul Zimmerman of Galena; one sister Miss Anna Zimmerman and six first cousins. One sister, Iva Grace and one brother, Ernest preceded him in death. His parents were Henry C. and Isabelle Hinds Zimmerman, both natives of Gallia County.
     In 1947, Zimmerman was retired after serving 25 years as a Deputy Assessor of San Bernardino County, the largest county in the United States and meanwhile was a consultant appraiser of land in adjoining counties. He retired as Chief Deputy and at a dinner given in his honor, a tribute said, "he had been honest, faithful and efficient and through the years he had spread goodwill for not only the assessor's office but for the entire county government".
     When first going to California, Mr & Mrs. Zimmerman lived in the City of Redlands and San Bernardino, two cities, ten miles apart. And although his office and business life centered in San Bernardino, church membership was retained in Redlands where burial will be. Both Mr. & Mrs. Zimmerman were teachers and active in organizations of the First Methodist Church of Redlands.

[Note: Born Oct. 1875]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 14, 1953
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Zimmerman, Lizzie [Abbot]

     ZIMMERMAN - By the direction of the Great Master of the Universe, the Great Harvester, death has gathered another golden sheaf from Rodney and left us to mourn and lament the last and final departure of our honored and faithful Sister.
     Mrs. Lizzie Zimmerman, nee Abbot, died Jan 14, 1888, aged 45 years and 21 days. She was a member of the M E Church for 28 years, and during that time her faith never wavered. She bore her afflictions with Christian resignation and cheerfully responded to the call of her heavenly father. Many times during her sickness she said to her sister with great firmness, “I am not afraid to die.” As a member of society she was kind, geniel, and agreeable in her intercourse with others. She leaves three sons and a host of friends to mourn the loss; but our loss is her eternal gain, for we realize that in that higher society of the good and faithful she has already received that welcome plaudit, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
     Funeral services were conducted by Rev W H Gibbons, at Rodney, Jan 16, 1888, and her remains were interred in the cemetery at Adamsville. A FRIEND.

[Note: Buried as Eliza S. Zimmerman in White Cemetery in Raccoon Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 7, 1888
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Zook, Norma J.

Norma J. Zook
     Norma Jean Sewell Zook, 55, Rt. 4, Gallipolis, died Thursday at Holzer Medical Center. She was formerly employed by Olan Mills Studio and Springfield City Hospital.
     Born April 20, 1933 in Gallipolis, she was a daughter of Leona Hoffman Sewell of Gallipolis and the late Paul Sewell. Also surviving are a son, Jerry Alan Manley of Springfield, Ohio; one brother, James D. Sewell of Fair Oaks, Calif. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Terry Lynn Manley.
     She was a member of the Church of God in Springfield and had attended Good News Baptist Church in Gallipolis. She was a member of the Cristics Club of Springfield.
     Services will be conducted Sunday, 2 p.m. from Good News Baptist Church, the Rev. Robert Colvin and the Rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial follows in Vinton Memorial Park. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Jack Simms, Jim Simms, Charlie Kuhn, Larry Priest, Joe Mingus and Mike Colvin.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 13, 1989
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards

Zuck, Susan [Womeldorff]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Susan Zuck, 56, a former resident of Gallipolis, died Saturday in Grant Hospital in Columbus. She had been living at Buckeye Lake, Ohio. Born in Gallia County, she was a daughter of the late James and Harriet Womeldorff. She is survived by her husband, Norman Zuck; seven children, eight grandchildren and two brothers.
     Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Mount Zion Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Athens Messenger
Monday, October 25, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron