Celia Emaline (Dresbach) Zeigler

Born: Wed., Jun. 6, 1917
Died: Sun., Apr. 26, 2020

Private Services

Graveside Service

2:30 PM Thu., Apr. 30, 2020
Location: Hallsville Cemetery

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Celia Emaline (Dresbach) Zeigler

    Celia Emaline (Dresbach) Zeigler, 102, of Kingston, entered into Heaven peacefully on April 26, 2020 at her lifelong home, the five generation Dresbach family farm house, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 6, 1917, in Hallsville, the daughter of the late Walter and Iva (Ellifritt) Dresbach. On September 29, 1940, in Rockbridge, Ohio, she united in marriage with the love of her life, the late Dana Zeigler, a U.S. Army Air Force veteran who she first came to know through his friendship with her brother, Ralph. Dana preceded her in death on May 10, 2002 after 61 years of marriage.

    Celia is survived by her beloved children, Sandra L. Cunion, of Marietta; Dennis (Sherry) Zeigler, of Kingston, and Lisa (Carmella) Zeigler, of Kingston; grandchildren; Misti Spencer, Becky (Chris) Minor, and David Zeigler; great-grandchildren, Brandon Fitch and Evan and Aden Minor; sisters-in-law, Grace Dresbach and Delores Dresbach; and numerous other special family members and friends whom she cherished.

   Celia was born the second oldest of seven children and she was preceded in death by all of her siblings: Ralph Dresbach, Genevieve Cramer, Louise Benson, Fred Dresbach, Blanche Downs, and Carl Dresbach.

   Celia was a 1934 graduate of Centralia High School  and a dedicated, hardworking farm wife and mother. She was a lifetime member of Hallsville United Methodist Church, first attending as a child, and active in numerous church activities including serving as the pianist/organist for 60 years. Her community service endeavors included being a longtime 4-H advisor and volunteering for the Hallsville Community Center and Indian Summer Festival. Celia worked for a short time at H&R Block, Circleville, and was active in the Farmer’s Union with Dana. Dana and Celia loved to travel and were blessed with the opportunity to travel extensively including exploring Europe, Canada, taking an Alaskan and a Caribbean cruise and visiting every state in the Union except Hawaii. She found great joy in her family, cooking, gardening, mowing, reading, completing crossword puzzles and playing Scrabble. Celia truly lived a life well lived.

   The family would like to sincerely thank Kim Stahr and her girls for the loving and compassionate care given to Celia over the last three years including Angie Stevens, Connie Stevens, Kelly Robinson, Meashia Geib, and Tricia Mays.

   A private funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 30 at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston. There will be no public calling hours. A graveside service will take place on Thursday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m. at Hallsville Cemetery with Rev. Greg Gardner officiating.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Celia’s honor to the Hallsville United Methodist Church. Condolences and floral gifts can be made on Celia’s online guest registry at www.hillfhkingston.com.

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donna reutinger
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a kind and amazing lady. May your memories give you comfort and peace. Thinking of you all in Prayer..

Willie &Nedra Downs
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Our sincere sympathies to Denny and the entire family during this time of loss. She has lived a long and amazing life. Blessings to you all.

Zane Trace/Kingston/Centralia Alumni Association
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
On behalf of the Alumni Associaciation, please accept our condolences. Celia was a proud member of the Centralia Class of 1934 and will be fondly remembered by many and sadly missed by all.

Peggy Hays
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
Denny and Sherrie,

Our thoughts are with you...
Peggy, Chip and Jim Maxwell

Sam Church
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. What a special lady! I think of her every time I see the '64 Cadillac convertible we purchased from her.

Terri and Roger Bush
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
Sandy and family,
Roger and I send our sympathy to you, Misti, and all of your family.

Beth and Jim Tuccinardi
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
Sending my deepest sympathies to your family.... your mom was a lovely lady. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Phil Roe
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
My sympathies during this difficult time. May you experience Peace and Comfort to help you in celebrating a wonderful Lady who showed us all how to live Life! Her willingness to help whenever needed, her kind words and support and an amazing smile encouraged those individuals who met her to want to do their best.
Wishing you the strength in the coming days to focus on celebrating an outstanding Lady and a Life well lived!
God Bless.

Mel Coey
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Lisa,we are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. We pray you find comfort in knowing that God loved her and she loved God and she’s at peace. We know it’s hard to let them go but our mothers set a good example for us. She was an amazing woman. Sorry for your loss. Love you.

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