Mary Lou Zinsmeister (nee Nevins), 85, of Amherst died Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at New Life Hospice Center at St. Joseph following a brief illness. Mrs. Zinsmeister was born in Lorain on November 16, 1921, and moved to Amherst 56 years ago.
She was a 1940-A graduate of Lorain High School.
She was an active member of the Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Elyria. She was a member of the church choir for 70 years. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women and the Mary Circle.
She was a member of the AARP Chapter 3318, Sorosis, Black River Historical Society, Amherst Hospital Auxiliary, president in 1990 for two years and an R.S.V.P. volunteer for Amherst Hospital.
Mrs. Zinsmeister was a retired billing clerk for Ohio Edison and had worked for Lorain County TB and Health Association She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Lane of Woodstock GA; three grandsons; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jean A. Cook of Lorain.
Mrs. Zinsmeister was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Zinsmeister in 1982; and her parents, Charles O. Nevins and Hazel (nee Van Campen) Koontz.
Friends are invited to call Thursday, September 27, 2007, from 3 to 6 P.M. at Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home for Funerals, 1124 W. 5th St., Lorain. Funeral Services will be on Friday, September 28, 2007, at 10:30 A.M. in the funeral home with Rev. Dale Warrick, pastor of Cornerstone United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery Lorain.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Cornerstone United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 2949 West River Rd., Elyria, OH 44035. Online condolences can be made at www.boyer-cool