Mariella Zettle

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MARIELLA ZETTLE, 84 FORRESTON - Mariella Zettle, 84, of Forreston, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Presence St. Joseph Center in Freeport. Mariella was born on May 6, 1929, in Freeport; the daughter of Verl and Margaret (Furray) Barmore. Mariella married Emmerson "Zeke" Zettle on May 16, 1946, in Rochelle. Mr. Zettle passed away on December 27, 2007. Mariella worked as a bookkeeper at Kaney and Sweetwood Furniture. Mariella was a member of First Methodist United Methodist Church of Forreston and the Forreston Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed working on her crafts. Mariella was awarded the Key to the City of Forreston. Survivors include three sons, Richard (Mary) Zettle of Forreston, Robert (Barbara) Zettle of Rockford, and Eugene (Joan) Zettle of Winnebago; daughter, Marcia Brockmeier (LaVerne Duitsman) of Forreston; two brothers, James (Sharon) Barmore of Cedarville and John (Bonnie) Barmore of Orangeville; sister, Joan (Lee) Patterson of Orangeville. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mariella was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Forreston. Pastor David Poust will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m. at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Forreston. Burial services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Cemetery in Orangeville. A memorial has been established in Mariella's memory. Please sign the guestbook and share a memory at
Published in The Journal-Standard from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2014
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