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Stella Zech


Stella Marie Zech, 87, of rural Marion, Indiana, died at 11:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at her home.

She was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan to Gerald and Stella (Wysocki) O'Halloran.

Stella married Roman J. Zech in Detroit, Mich., on Aug. 23, 1952; he died Dec. 19, 2017. She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, both in Wabash, and the American Legion Auxiliary in Van Buren, Ind. Stella was a volunteer for Helping Hands and the Life Center, both in Wabash, and St. Paul's Catholic School in Marion. She enjoyed crocheting, bowling, playing bridge, traveling, and shopping. She also enjoyed watching sports on television, particularly Duke basketball, and going to Neil Diamond concerts. She especially loved her grandkids and great grandkids.

She is survived by six children, Dennis (Carol) Zech of Fort Wayne, Ind., Lori (Randy) Miller of Marion, Bernadette Kincaid of Conyers, Georgia, Kathleen (Ted) Kramer of Shelbyville, Ind., John (Adriane Singleton) Zech of Marion, and Theresa Carroll of LaFontaine, Ind.; 12 grandchildren, Chad Zech of McCordsville, Ind., Holly (Jeff) Kiel of Fishers, Ind., Jason (Ann) Miller of Marion, Amy (Aron) Weller of Laporte, Ind., Angela (Jake) Morrow of Monterey, California, Daniel Kincaid of Whitsett, North Carolina, David Kincaid of Athens, Ga., Jenna (Zach) Kramer-Meyer of Shelbyville, Tyler (Alayna) Kramer of Manilla, Ind., Stephanie (Eric) Rogers of Lagro, Ind., Delaney (Josh Alexander) Zech of Marion, and Steven (Michelle Pautz) Zech of Springboro, Ohio; 22 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Gerald O'Halloran of Littleton, Colorado, and Patrick (Nicky) O'Halloran of Livonia, Michigan.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary McCready; and her son-in-law, Keith Kincaid.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair Street, Wabash, with Father Levi Nkwocha officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. There will be a rosary service at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Preferred memorial is St. Bernard Catholic School.

The memorial guest book for Stella may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.

The family would like to express their thanks to her caregivers and the Hospice Family Life Care nurses, Nicki, Lisa, Shelly, Rose Marie, Carmen, Cathy, Sandy, Linda, Kristi, and Donna.