Elnora K. Zerkle


ELNORA K. ZERKLE, age 86, of Troy passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. She was born on May 5, 1928 in Miami County, OH to the late Forest R. and Sylvia M. (Rhoades) Roeth. Elnora was married to Charles Frederick Zerkle. He preceded her in death in 1988.

Elnora is survived by one son and daughter-in-law: Dennis B. and Linda Zerkle of Casstown; one daughter and son-in-law: Marcia M. and Rick Knife of Casstown; one sister: Lois Mundhenk of Troy; one brother and sister-in-law: Richard and Patricia Roeth of Troy; granddaughters; Tamala (Bryan) Parke of Troy, Kathryn (David) Sturman of Delaware, Angela (Christopher) Thompson of Marysville, Christina (Stephen) Wilhelm of Urbana, and Tiffany (Brian) Hilliard of Troy; grandson: Dennis "D. J." Zerkle of Casstown and his fiancé: Marissa Elrod; and great granddaughters: Taylor (Joshua) Hutton of Columbus, Danielle Parke of Troy, Sabrina Parke of Troy, Brianna Thompson of Marysville, Hannah Sturman of Delaware, Isaac Thompson of Marysville, Sam Wilhelm of Urbana, Emily Sturman of Delaware, Alexander Hilliard of Troy, Abigail Hilliard of Troy and Matthew Wilhelm of Urbana. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Elnora was a member of Cove Spring Church and a member of the Women's Fellowship at the church. She was a member of the Classic Ladies, Miami County Extension Homemakers and a past volunteer with the Studebaker Homestead of the Studebaker Family Association. Elnora was also a past member of Cove Spring Grange, past member of Casstown Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and past member of several antique tractor associations. Elnora was a retired administrator after 30 years of service with Highland View, Villa, King Tree and Franklin Nursing Center.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Baird Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Greg Morrow officiating. Burial will follow in Casstown Cemetery in Casstown. Friends may call from 4-8 PM on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Casstown Fire Department, P. O. Box 193, Casstown, OH 45312. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bairdfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

Baird Funeral Home
555 N. Market St. Troy, OH 45373

Published in Piqua Daily Call from Aug. 21 to Aug. 23, 2014