Phyllis “Elaine” Zizelman, 77, passed away at Celina Manor Nursing Home, on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 9:45 am. She was born December 1, 1938 in Celina, OH to Ed W. and Viola M. (Lawrence) Hone, both preceded her in death. Elaine married Robert R. Zizelman on November 1, 1958, they were together for 57 years; he survives at the residence in Mendon, OH.
Other survivors include five children: Robin (Kimberly) Zizelman, Mendon, Kevin (Loretta) Zizelman, Kendallville, IN, Timothy Zizelman, Mendon, Rick Zizelman, Ft. Wayne, IN, and Deborah (John) Buckland, Mendon; four sisters, Inez Goins, Arcanum, OH, Ermal Amstutz, Berne, IN, Mary (Duane) Boroff, Mercer, OH, and Barb (Bob) Thees, Celina; two brothers, George (Dorothy) Hone, St. Marys, and John Hone, Florida; nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elaine was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Frank Hone; and a sister, Doris Snyder.
She was a 1956 graduate of Celina Senior High School. She worked for ten plus years at Sharps Canning Factory in Rockford and retired after 20 plus years at Two Way Products in Rockford.
She enjoyed gardening, bird watching and loved flowers.
Elaine was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be sadly missed by those who adored her.
Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 22, 2016, in the Cisco Funeral Home, Celina with Pastor Randy Christian officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm prior to the service on Friday.
Burial will be held at later date.
Contributions can be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
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