Jennifer Zentarski

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Jennifer Ann Lester Zentarski, 38, of Lewis Center, Ohio, formerly of Portsmouth, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at The Ross Heart and Vascular Hospital at OSU. She was born on Sept. 15, 1975, in Columbus, OH; the daughter of Samuel Alan and Theresa Lee Heisler Lester of Portsmouth. Jen was a 1993 graduate of Portsmouth High School, a 1999 graduate of The Ohio State School of Cosmetology, and a 2010 graduate of Shawnee State University, where she studied chemistry. Jen was a hair stylist and had been an adjunct chemistry professor at Shawnee State University. For the past year, Jen was able to live her dream of being a stay-at-home mother.

Jen is survived by her husband, Adrian Zentarski; two sons, J.J. Lester (13) and Xander Zentarski (2) two daughters, Laurel Zentarski (2) and Arwyn Zentarski (2 wks), all of Lewis Center, OH; one brother, Stephen Palmer of Columbus; one sister, Amy (Adam) Reeder of Wheelersburg. Also surviving are two nephews, two nieces and many beloved cousins, aunts, uncles, & friends.

Jen was a unique spirit who touched the lives of every person she met, and she truly enjoyed life to the fullest. Her hobbies included anything that came along that struck her interest at that moment.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the ADKINS-BRANT FUNERAL HOME in Portsmouth with Adam Reeder officiating. The family will receive friends at Adkins-Brant from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday and from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her children's fund, c/o Amy Reeder.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Adkins-Brant Funeral Home
1503 Offnere Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 354-3201
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Published in The Daily Times from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2014