Stella ClaraBell Zoellner, age 82 of Friedheim, MO passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born March 8, 1934 in Bowling Green, KY to Herbert Fred and Stella Matilda Klaus Lohman.

ClaraBell married Melvin Floyd Zoellner July 3, 1954 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim. They were married over 38 years when he preceded her in death on August 3, 1993.

She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church April of 1949. She attended the Goshen School near Oak Ridge. ClaraBell worked at the former International Shoe Company in Jackson, Coca-Cola Bottling of Jackson and retired from Gilster Mary Lee in Perryville in 1999.

Loving survivors include three children, Randy (Mary) Zoellner, Doug (Sharon) Zoellner, and Joyce (Tony) Siemer all of Friedheim; one brother, Robert (Wilma) Lohman of Chester, IL; one sister-in-law Valerie (the late Norman) Tuschhoff of Jackson; seven grandchildren, Joseph (Wendy) Zoellner, , Brandy and Josh Wibbenmeyer, Crystal and Dakota Zoellner, Ethan (Morgan) Siemer and Kaleb Siemer; and four great grandchildren, Nick Crosier, Zack Ruckel, Stella Wibbenmeyer, and Leah Zoellner.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister Betty Perr.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 6, 2016, from 4 to 8 PM, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson and on Thursday, July 7th, after 9 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim.

The funeral will be Thursday, July 7th, at 10 am, at the church with Rev. Roger Steinbrueck officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

For those desiring to make a memorial donation, the family suggests memorials to be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim.

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  1. Pat Harvell

    I am so sorry to hear of ClaraBells passing. She was my Aunt Ruths roommate at Monticello House. My aunt passed away June 30th and laid to rest the day before ClaraBell passed. Aunt Ruth was so fortunate to have ClaraBell as a roommate, she was such a sweet and lovely lady. Maggie Mae (my dog) and I visited many times over the past few weeks, enjoying good talks, ice cream treats and keeping Maggie from trying to get up in ClaraBells lap, which she never seemed to mind. May she find peace, comfort and no pain as she reaches her eternal resting place. I feel very blessed to have been able to spend precious time with those two beautiful ladies.
    Take Care and God Bless You

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