Zella M. Shields


Zella M. Shields, 86, of Columbus, passed away on November 30, 2017, at I.U. Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

Zella was born December 13, 1930, to the late Lloyd and Henrietta Long Hammontree.

She married Robert Eugene Shields who preceded her in death October 28, 2015.

Zella loved spending time with her family and loved children.

Memorial services for Zella will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Four Seasons Chapel, 1901 Taylor Road, Columbus, with the Rev. Karen Hargett officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

Zella is survived by two daughters, Terry (Charlie) Shotts and Vickie (Mark) Atkins; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Zella was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; a son, Tim Shields; one brother, Herman Hammontree; one sister, Etta Poole; and one great-grandson, Shane Morrison.

Arrangements provided by Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.