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Zink, Marcella  
MARCELLA EMMA ZINK, 97 ROCKFORD - Marcella Emma Zink, 97, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. She was born Oct. 2, 1917, in Woodland Township, Carroll County, IL; the daughter of Ray Raymond and Lillie Dorthea Barbara (Rath) Messmer. She married Frank Zink on Oct. 3, 1937, at the First Evangelical Church Parsonage in Mt. Carroll. Frank and Marcella farmed in the Lanark area for 30 years. They had three children, Allen, Wesley, and Ruth. Marcella enjoyed cooking, gardening, and sewing. Marcella spent 20 years volunteering at the Freeport Area Church Corporation; she received the volunteer of the year in 2001. Her family and friends would describe her as a very generous and selfless person. She is survived by her son, Wesley (Mary) Zink of Cherry Valley; daughter, Ruth (Bob) Perrin of Roscoe; daughter-in-law, Aida Zink of Chicago; grandchildren, April Zink of Gainesville, FL, Wendi Lentz of Roscoe, Kathy and David Zink, both of Chicago; great-granddaughter, Kiley (Joshua) Lewis of Kansas City; brothers, Leroy and Edwin Messmer; sister-in-law, Josephine Messmer of Mt. Carroll; three step-grandchildren; and six step-great grandchildren. Marcella is preceded by her husband, Frank; son, Allan; brothers, Carl and Floyd; sisters, Blanche Frye and Arlie Smith; and great-great-granddaughter, Kyla. A special thank you to Alden Strathmoor Nursing Home & Family Home Health Services, Inc. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Chapel after 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Memorial funds to family Home Health Services. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.schwarzfh.com .
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Published in The Journal-Standard from May 22 to May 23, 2015
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