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Zel Yessenow

September 3, 1927 - August 13, 2016

Burial Date January 1, 1970

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Zel Yessenow, wife of deceased Jacob Yessenow, passed away on August 13, 2016.

She was born September 3rd, 1927 to Rose and Herman Epstein in Charleston, West Virginia and preceded in death by sister Annice Epstein, cousin Roy Adams, brother-in-law Sam Yessenow Etta, Irving Yessenow, Marvin Goldenberg, sister -in-law Gayle Yessenow, Al Rabiner, and close friends Esther Singerman, Helen Kaplan, and Mary Davis.

Zel moved to Cincinnati as a teenager, attended business college, where she met her husband Jacob. She remained in Lima the rest of her life. Zel was elegant, happy, and always a true lady. She was a devoted loving wife for 66 years, a mother, sister, aunt, and friend. Her finest quality was her absolute dedication to her husband and children, and she always maintained a sunny disposition. She accepted everyone and everything in life graciously and always had a smile on her naturally beautiful face. She was active in many civic events, at Temple Beth Israel Shaare-Zedak, a volunteer for both St Rita and Lima Memorial Hospital, and president of Hadassah. She was our rare jewel, polished bright and always to be remembered.

Zel is survived by son Dr Jeffrey Yessenow and his wife Marla and children Brad, Josh, and Lauren; daughter Joyce Hallet and her husband Dr Michael Hallet, brother-in-law Paul Yessenow, sister-in-laws Sophie Rabiner and Betty Goldenberg, Esther Yessenow, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11:00AM until 12:00PM, Tuesday, August 16, 2016 and services to be held at 12:00PM on Tuesday at the Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Shawnee Chapel at 1170 Shawnee Rd, Lima, Ohio.

Graveside service to follow at Shaare Zedak Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at Temple Beth Israel Shaare Zedak, 2105 Lakewood Ave.

Shiva will be held at the home of Joyce and Michael Hallet in New Albany on Wednesday evening at 7:30 to 9:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer a donation in Zel’s honor to a charity of your choice .


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