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Helen Zaring, 87, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, July 4, 2014 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.
She was born November 9, 1926, in Washington County, the daughter of the late Jeptha and Rosa Hopkins McCleery.
Helen was married Oct. 9, 1944 to Howard J. Zaring. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2007.
She was retired from the Four Seasons Retirement Home, was a member of the Elizabethtown Christian Church and a former member of the old War Mothers Association Chapter # 105 in Elizabethtown.
She was preceded in death by six brothers, Harry, John, Ralph, Robert Dale, Ray and Everett McCleery; and four sisters, Ella Scifres, Minnie Zaring, Bessie
Henline and Kathleen Gater.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Zaring (Susan) of Columbus and Bruce A. Zaring (Tammy) of Taylorsville; two daughters, Joyce Hale of Indianapolis, Indiana and Phyllis J. Parks (Roger) of Idlewood, Tennessee; a sister, Juanita Ross of Columbus; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Gater Cemetery in Washington County. Calling will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and after noon Wednesday.
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