Ernestine Zeigler, 87, died Saturday, August 20, 2005, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
She was born Feb. 7, 1918 to Ernest and Sadie (Schneider) Hubbard on a farm near Wilmore. She married Wade Zeigler on June 30, 1945 in Springfield, Mo. He survives.
She was nearly a lifetime resident of Wilmore, moving to Ottawa in 2000. She attended New Eden Rural School and graduated from Wilmore High School. She received a degree in public school music from Southwestern College and was a school teacher at Ramona, Spivey and Wilmore schools. She also was a farmer.
She was a member of the Wilmore Federated Church in Wilmore, where she was the church organist for 70 years. She later attended Trinity Methodist Church, Ottawa. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and she was a girl scout leader for 30 years.
Other survivors include one son, Zearl Zeigler, Hays; two daughters, Trean Sinclair and husband Wilford, Osawatomie, and Jadeen Cook and husband Jim, Parsons; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Russell Jay Hubbard.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, Coldwater, with the Rev. Kent Little presiding. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater.
Visitation will be from 1-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Wheatbelt Area Girl Scouts or Wilmore Federated Church in care of Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, Box 417, Coldwater, KS 67029.
Ernestine (Hubbard) Zeigler, teacher in Wilmore School, Wilmore, Ks, 1943 or '44.
Photo from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin.
Sgt. Wade Zeigler, U.S. Army, Company L, 60th Infantry.
Service dates: July 2, 1941 - August 23, 1945.
Military Occupation: Rifle NCO 745. Honorable Discharge Certificate.
Normandy GO #33 WD 45
Algeria-French Morocco GO #33 WD 45
Tunisia GO #33 WD 45
Sicily GO #33 WD 45
E.A.M.E. Theatre Ribbon with four battle stars
Good Conduct Medal
American Defense Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Purple Heart, GO #5, 95th Gen Hosp, 10 July 44.
Wounded by enemy action 25 June 44 in France
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Sgt Wade Zeigler, US Army, North Africa, June 11, 1943.
Thanks to Ernestine Zeigler for providing these two photos of her husband, Wade, for use on this web site, and to Bobbi Huck for scanning and sending them!
- Ernest D. & Sadie (Schneider) Hubbard, parents of Ernestine Hubbard.
- Russell J. Hubbard, brother of of Ernestine Hubbard.
- Jessie Ann (Powell) Hubbard, paternal grandmother of Ernestine Hubbard.
- Flora (Hixson) Schneider, maternal grandmother of Ernestine Hubbard.
- TIGER 1953: The Wilmore School Yearbook, 1952-1953
Images of all 32 pages of the year book: Wilmore students, Seniors to First Graders, Administration members and Activities, courtesy of Doug & Rhonda Nickel. Includes a photo of Wade Zeigler.
- TIGER: The Wilmore, Kansas, School Yearbook 1958 - 1959
Images of all 23 pages of photographs of Wilmore students, Seniors to First Graders, Board of Education, Faculty and other school staff members, courtesy of Nancy Smith. Includes photos of Trean and Zearl Zeigler.
- The Wilmore, Kansas, School Attendance Center Yearbook, 1969
Images of all 5 pages of photographs of Wilmore students, Eighth Graders to First Graders, Faculty and other school staff members, courtesy of Nancy Smith. Includes photos of Ernestine, Wade and Zearl Zeigler.
Thanks to Bobbi Huck for transcribing and contributing this obituary, and to Dennies Andersen of The Western Star for permission to republish it.
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