Marlene McEldowney Zumberger Age 80 passed away after a long illness, June 08, 2015, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio. She was born October 31, 1937 Versailles, Ohio; to the late Leroy and Mildred (Pittsenberger) McEldowney.
She is survived by her husband Urban Zumberger whom she married on July 6, 1957 and seven children: four sons, David & Janet (Albers) of Yorkshire, Donald & Renee (Grogean) of Houston, Gary Zumberger, and Larry Zumberger of Versailles, three daughters, Debra & Dan Gaier of Piqua, Deanna & Michael Adams, and Denise & David Kremer of Houston. Eighteen grandchildren: Nicole & Nick Dirksen, Adam and Ryan Zumberger; Jennifer & Dusty Johns, Tammy & Sean Johnson, Andrew & Kelli Zumberger, and Jessica Zumberger; Megan & Michael Black, Nicolas & Kristin Zumberger and Cory Zumberger; Samantha, Allison, Louis, and Derek Gaier; Elizabeth and Abigail Adams; Amanda and Jordan Kremer. Nine Great-Grandchildren: Dalton, Corbin, & Kyzer Johns; Patrick, Lillian, Jack & Lauren Dirksen; Jaxon Black, & Rylee Johnson and expecting 2 more. Also surviving are seven siblings: Alice DeMange of Versailles, Dolores & Ted Carter of Richmond, IN, James & Janet of Versailles, Thomas & Rita of Greenville, Carl & Ethel McEldowney of Ansonia, Rosemary & Floyd Monnin of Versailles. In-laws: Terenitia Zumberger of Maplewood, Leonard Zumberger of Sidney, Albert & Wilma Zumberger of Versailles, Eulalia Zumberger of Anna, Doris Jean Zumberger of Sidney; and numerous nieces & nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brother-in-laws Gene Stockstill, Homer DeMange, Joe, Leo, and John Zumberger; sister-in-laws Emma Zumberger, Rose Stockstill, Irene Beatty, and infant Mary Zumberger.
Marlene was employed at the buckeye Apparel, Versailles Poultry Producers and was actively involved for 30 years on the family dairy farm. She was a member of the St. Denis Parish. Marlene was a very active person; she enjoyed traveling, playing cards, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with her friends and family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Monday, June 15, 2015 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. Friends may call Sunday 2:00 to 8:00 PM and Monday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Miami County Hospice.
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