April 4, 1929 - June 5, 2013
Rita Jeane Zellner, a longtime Howard resident, passed away in Andover, Kansas on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the age of 84. The daughter of Leonard Martin and Vera Stevens Martin, Rita was born on April 4, 1929 in Beeler, Kansas. After graduating high school she attended college in Garden City, Kansas and earned her degree as a registered nurse. She was united in marriage to Ray Zellner, in Garden City, Kansas on July 9, 1950. Rita was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka and was the church organist for years. She belonged to the Loyal Lima's, helped locally with Harry Hynes Hospice, and read to residents in the nursing home. She is survived by sons, Tim Zellner and wife Joyce of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Kelley Zellner and wife Carolyn of Humboldt, Kansas, Mark Zellner and wife Debbie of Howard, Kansas, and daughter Julie McConnell and husband Terry of Independence, Kansas brothers Dean Martin and wife Avis of Sacramento, California, and Richard Martin and wife Sherry (deceased) of Sacramento, California, 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Ray. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, June 10, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka, Kansas. Rosary will prayed prior to Mass at 10:00 a.m., with Father Steven Gronert officiating. Burial will be on Tuesday June 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in Pilot Point Texas. Family suggests memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Harry Hynes Hospice and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas. Burial is under the direction of Terri Slay and Slay Memorial Funeral Center, Aubrey.
Rita Jeane Zellner, a longtime Howard resident, passed away in Andover, Kansas on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the age of 84. The daughter of Leonard Martin and Vera Stevens Martin, Rita was born on April 4, 1929 in Beeler, Kansas. After graduating... View Obituary & Service Information
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