An active member involved in many aspects of St. John Lutheran Church in Elyria, she was a dedicated and loving homemaker who had owned Dorothy Ann’s Catering.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn Chester; son, James Chester; and granddaughter, Kimberly Walton.
She is survived by her loving husband, Rev. Nicholas Zipay; daughter, Deanna (Randall) Gauss; step children, Nicholas, Mark, Ruth, Rebecca and Joel; grandchildren, Shawn and Michelle; great grandchildren, Emma, Avery and Ashley; nine step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Billow Fairlawn Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., (330) 867-4141, Friday, October 18, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. and Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 8 to 9 A.M. at Fairlawn Lutheran Church, 3415 W. Market St., Fairlawn, where the service will take place at 9 A.M. with Rev. Charles Lentner and Rev. Joel Zipay officiating. Interment will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 1140 West River Rd. N., Elyria, OH 44035.