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Jean Eleanor Callahan Zeller

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Jean Eleanor Callahan Zeller

AGE: 92 • Wilmington

Jean Zeller, age 92, of Wilmington, died peacefully with her loving family at her side on November 11, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 yrs, William R. Zeller, Jr.; three brothers and two sisters.

Jean was born January 30, 1923 in Carlisle, PA., but came to Wilmington as a small child. She was a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School where she played field hockey and softball.

She married her sweetheart on August 1, 1942. They had three daughters, Joyce Ann Zeller (deceased), Jean Ann Long, and Jacqueline Annette Stafford. She is survived by Jean Ann and her fiancé Robert Saunders, and Jacqueline; four grandsons, Thomas R. Long, Jr., his wife Shirley; William Robert Long and his companion, Cindy McKiernan; James Stewart Stafford, his wife, Evelyn; and Jesse Lane Stafford; six great grandchildren, Thomas Robert Long III, Katelyn Marie Long, Jennifer Anne Long, Jayce Lane Stafford, James Stewart Stafford III, and Jade Marie Stafford; and many nieces and nephews.

Jean was a homemaker who enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, sewing and needle point, ceramics, and bowling, and loved spending time with her family and friends.

After retirement, the couple enjoyed traveling, including to Alaska, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Nassau, Bermuda, and England.

The family would like to express appreciation to the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice who helped with her care.

A memorial service will be held on November 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Concord Liberty Presbyterian Church, 256 Bethel Road, Glen Mills, PA.

Jean was an eleven year survivor of breast cancer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition at or Concord Liberty Presbyterian Church, 256 Bethel Road, Glen Mills, PA.

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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, 2015
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