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Zella Naomi Menzies, 93 years passed to heaven on July 7, 2011 at Ozark Nursing and Care Center in Ozark, MO.
Zella was born Sept. 14, 1917 in Silver City, Iowa to Roy and Myrtle Audrey (Fowler) Brake.
On Sept. 14, 1935 Zella and Hubert Harold Menzies were united in marriage in Roy, Mo., and to this union three children were born.
She was a member of the Eastside General Baptist Church.
Zella enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidering, canning, cooking and working on the farm with her husband, Hubert. Zella loved having family gatherings.
Zella was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Hubert Harold in 1989, five sisters, Lurline Stillie, Bernice Harris, Betty Soletski, Alberta Humbyrd and an infant sister and an infant brother.
Zella is survived by three children and their spouses, Wilma Lucille and Ivan Gunnels, Willard, Mo., Bonita Fay and Paul Plake, Ava, Mo., and Harold Eugene and Juanita Menzies, Clever, Mo.; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Antonio, Kansas City, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Zella were Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home Ava, with burial in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, July 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Officiating were the Revs. Bob Comer and Russell Sanders. Memorials may be made to Gideons or Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.